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Jawan White is Brian’s teacher, and he knows that Brian has the potential to graduate high school and ...
Jawan White is Brian’s teacher, and he knows that Brian has the potential to graduate high school and leave the streets far behind him. But will Jawan’s constant lecturing push Brian further out into the streets, or will they help reel him in? And what’s going to happen when Jawan falls in head over heels in love with Brian’s mother? Will Brian continue to respect the only man in his life who cares for his well-being, or will he go along with his best friend’s plan to make some fast money?
Growing Pains is a coming of age street novel, filled with romance, suspense, and drama.
Posted March 27, 2012
Although the book was somewhat predictable it was a page turner that held my interest. I enjoyed how the book unfolded and how everyone lives continued on after the tribulations that occured.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 22, 2011
My First Reaction When I Finished:
Wow! What a page turner! I was so surprised at all of the action at the end!
Brian was really a smart kid, but he hung with the wrong crowd. They are out to do things to make money, and Brian is really having a bad feeling about what they are planning to do. It really goes against who he is, but then his girlfriend Carla tells him something unexpected. Suddenly, he just doesn't know which way to go with it. Even though he knows what they are doing is wrong and will really hurt someone he has known a long time, the money is just looking so good. Does he do what is right, or does money rule his decision?
Jawan was such a dedicated teacher and he really wanted to help Brian out. He reminded him of his nephew that he lost. He really wants to make a difference in kids lives, and Brian just really seems like he could use his guidance since he does not have any kind of male role model.
Brian's mother tries to do everything she can to bring Brian up the right way, even if it means keeping her past relationship troubles to herself. She also works as hard as she can to support them, but she has a secret of her own.
I've read most of Dwayne Joseph's books, and each one keeps getting better! I see more growth in his writing every time a new book comes out! His novels are becoming less about relationship drama and more about real life issues that really hit home for some people. This book was a very quick read for me and kept me turning the pages faster as I got closer to the end. I was very impressed with this book!
Posted June 29, 2011
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