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Helecia Choyce's The Diary of Helecia Choyce is a riveting story that hits home for many people. The main point of the text resonates strongly: anything is possible as long as one believes. This tale captures all the ups and downs on the roller coaster of life. It narrates the trials and tribulations of Helecia Choyce and her persistence to succeed in the face of adversity. The central character of the story is Helecia Choyce, who goes by the rap-entertainment alias of SKG. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Helecia breaks into the music industry at the young age of thirteen. In fact, SKG is featured in Tupac Shakur's "Until the End of Time," where, through Death Row Records, she produces the number four single, "Let Em Have It." SKG breaks free from the contract with Death Row Records in 2004 in search of a better future. The story opens with Helecia's mother hallucinating after taking cocaine. Helecia is essentially reared around gangs, abuse, celebrities, drugs, alcohol, death, and pain. While the author's style is rather informal, it adequately suits the content of the text. The entire piece carries the pace of a rap song waiting to break out, to fight for freedom from the pains and struggles often found on the journey of life. The narrative is broken down into sections, beginning with the Wonder Years: a chapter that describes a lifestyle of hallucinations, far from reality. Other sections include "The Breakdown," "The Grind," and--eventually coming full circle to--"Forgiveness." On a holistic level, this book creates an awareness of the multiple vices to which today's youth and society in general are exposed. If change is inevitable in world, then one must adapt to survive. The premise of the text appears to be the notion that leading a normal life is not impossible, despite the experiences one goes through in life. The Diary of Helecia Choyce is an emotionally charged tale of courage, infused with the strength to overcome. It is a must read.