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Teen Review
https://jocolibrary.bibliocommons.com/item/show/930668036_if_i_grow_up
Todd Strasser
Reviewer's Rating: 
4
Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

In the inner city project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Gun shots ring out on a daily basis, and the cops never do anything about it. Most teenagers he knows drop out of school and join gangs. And everybody knows someone who has died because of it. DeShawn is smart, he knows he should stay in school and keep away from gangs. But while his friends have drug money to buy expensive shoes and flat-screen TVs, DeShawn’s family can barely afford food. How he stick to his morals when his family is hungry?

This book gives readers insight into a problem...