Hazardous Choices

Hazardous Choices

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by Joseph Rinaldo
     
 

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After surviving life in a violent Chicago street gang through his high school years, Darnell Jackson’s future appears promising. A football scholarship gives him the chance to escape the thug lifestyle.

During his first year in college, Darnell safely resides in a small Kentucky town, playing Division Two college football and trying to make something… See more details below

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After surviving life in a violent Chicago street gang through his high school years, Darnell Jackson’s future appears promising. A football scholarship gives him the chance to escape the thug lifestyle.

During his first year in college, Darnell safely resides in a small Kentucky town, playing Division Two college football and trying to make something of himself. Adjusting to the new surroundings proves tough, but a teammate and a girl give him hope that his future will be better than his past.

In the summer after his freshman year, he returns to the old neighborhood to be with his mother. The gang reasserts its hold on him, and the leader orders Darnell to kill a member of a rival gang. Nearly dying in a gang fight, Darnell shoots an enemy gangbanger. This forces Darnell to re-evaluate his future. As a result, he lies to the mercurial leader of his gang, claiming he completed his assignment. After “doing work” for his gang, Darnell receives permission to head back to school and the security of small-town life.

When the head gangbanger learns of Darnell’s lie, the small Kentucky town isn’t so safe anymore.

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Editorial Reviews

Dixie Goode
If you love an emotional rollercoaster and college football; if you have ever wanted to see a believable character with Down syndrome; if you wonder about the hazards of gang life, then I strongly recommend Hazardous Choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013567238
Publisher:
Joseph Rinaldo
Publication date:
10/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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