The Fixby K'wan
Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island
What would you do if you felt like you were dying and the only thing that could save you was the very thing that was killing you?
Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems—but it's hardly the end.
In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.
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So. I have been a K'wan fan for years. Read everything he's seen fit to publish and as a member of his book club I've had the pleasure of reading snippets of work he has yet to release. The Fix is a story of a young girls spiral- no plummet into drug addiction. This story is absent of the usual cliche's...the creep step father with grabby hands, the hard knock life. Persia has lost her father to prison but she and her mother were not thrust back into the belly of the ghetto streets. They maintained and her mother even married a decent man who cared for Persia as well as any father would. This forces the reader to take a realistic hard look at drug addiction and acknowledge that it is not just a lost urban kid problem. It is a wealthy White kid problem, it is a suburban private school educated kid problem, it is a problem for those who you think should have no problems. Now, to the main reason behind my review. Lil Monk! With Animal, we didn't see him coming, he just flashed his gold grill, and slipped out the shadows to snatch our hearts and loyalty. With Lil Monk- we see him coming. We glimpsed him as a child and we understand his motivations in his young adult hood. We see his struggle and we see his heart and take no s*** attitude and we respect it. He is characterized as a dog on a leash but what those around him don't know is that he alone holds his leash and the last character to yank his own chain consequences be damned turned into a street literature movement. I like how he manages himself, I like his maturity, I like how he handles his lil homegirl Sophie (love her!) and I hope to see more! If you are trying to decide if you are going to read this book. Totally do it! It is not cliche. The baller drug dealers do not always stay that way. The far reaching, sharp tentacles of hard drug addiction are shown through the various characters who succumb to the beast and also through the characters who see the effects of addiction and through whose eyes we can see a clear picture of what it means to be an addict. Loved it. Read it. You won't be sorry! :-) - Momma3
OMG!!!!!!!! LOVE K'WAN AND HIS BOOKS!!!!!! THIS IS A MUST READ!!!! SIDEBAR: AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO BELIEVES RICHARD IS REALLY PHAROAH???????
Well we all know that kwan is a wonderful african american urban author and he has been at the top of the book world and he hasn't jump off as yet. Much love to ya! Devotin143
Good enough to go buy book number two.
OMG !!!!!!! This was a great book. A real page-turner. Can't wait for the sequel. Persia certainly learned that everything that glitters ain't gold. Pumpkyn from B-More.
This book was great! I'm glad it wasn't as many characters as Kwan is good for having. Can't wait for part two!!!
Good ass book cant wait until part 2 comes out!!!!!