Growing Pains

Growing Pains

by Dwayne S. Joseph


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Dwayne S. Joseph's talents shine in this compelling coming-of-age novel about seventeen-year-old Brian Moore, who seems to be a "bad kid" thanks to his friends, but who's also struggling to escape the streets. Despite the straight A's Brian gets in school, there's still plenty of trouble swirling around him all the time, threatening to drag him down into it. Brian has no father and his mother, Deahnna, works two jobs so she's never around. His teacher, Jawan White, came from the same streets as Brian, and he knows there's more in Brian's future than being a thug, but his constant lecturing isn't helping matters any. But when Jawan falls for Deahnna, and Brian's girlfriend learns she's pregnant—that's when the real drama begins.

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ISBN-13: 9781601622464
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dwayne S. Joseph has been writing since he was 13 years old. In his senior year in high school he won second place in the National Scholastic Writing Competition for his short story “Playtime,” and at age 27 he became a professionally published author with the release of his novel The Choices Men Make. He’s the author of ten novels, including The Womanizers, Never Say Never, If Your Girl Only Knew, In Too Deep, and 'Til It's Gone, and has contributed short stories to several anthologies, including the Essence bestselling Around the Way Girls. He lives in Maryland with his wife and three children.

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