Sunday, January 6, 2013

Book Review: Street Pharm by Allison van Diepen

Title: Street Pharm
Author: Allison van Diepen
Pages: 297
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Year Published: 2006

" If a brother wanna get ahead, he gotta use every minute to better himself. Everything I did made me better- tougher, stronger, richer, smarter- or I didn't do it.
Take high school. A waste of time. Nobody there taught me what I needed to survive on the streets..."
" Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop's business at sixteen, Ty's developed smarts, skills and mad discipline. . The supply game's in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you're on top.
But one slip- or one serious competitor- and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly. Ty's got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It's about survival."

My Rating: 5/5

I found this book an amazing page turner, filled with many harsh realities. The characters are filled with truth and Allison van Diepen isn't afraid to show readers the harsh reality of life for so many people. Although horrible, for many people, drugs are a part of daily life (whether by selling, buying or watching someone use). It is awful to think that all of this happens in our society but it's the truth and by reading this book I've learned how people outside of this situation need to look at it. This book truly put me in another person's shoes which is difficult to do, but when done right well worth it.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny ♥♪♫

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