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After reading this book, what can I say I am a sucker for drama? This book did more than just pull me into the story of Wisdom but I felt like there was more realness in this book than any book that I have read. Honestly, I don't know whether this book was based on a real story or not, but as the situation and the drama unfolds, it's almost if most of this book was based on a real story. I don't know if it was or not but Jabar is on author that we should keep our eyes on in the future.
At the start of this book you are introduced to five people who are playing chess, so to speak with the street game of hustling. The book just starts off dirty with Wisdom, Dank and Dammoe having a standoff with this cat name Bam. Things take a turn for the worse and Bam pays with his life. The boys think that they got off scot free and life goes back to normal for them. Detective Brown has a different theory for the murder of Bam and gives his theory to Captain Smith who has ulterior motives. On the other side everything seems to be going well for Wisdom and is crew. Money is rolling in and people are eating. This is also where you start getting introduced to each character and the type of person that they are. My favorite one was Sky and not because she was the only female character, but she was the one was level headed and knew that the streets had her man, but always hoped for the best. Hoping that he would get out of the game.
This is another book where the author took me in a completely different direction then I thought it was going to. For me, that is what made the book interesting and why I really don't read the back of books because I want to get the shock right when I am reading. You meet this young lady named Ki and she is adjusting to her new life with Rameer who is very much in love her. So in love with her, in fact that he introduces her to his world and they live in it together. Rameer loves Ki in every way shape and form, but it is his that have their way of tearing them apart.
When you first read the book, you see how strong their love is and what really pushes them apart is not outside forces but more of themselves and that's just the start of the book. You see Ki really taking everything in and learning the ropes and for a second I thought their love was what was going to keep them together. When eight years pass, that is where the fun begins and you meet some more lively characters. Rameer has disappeared and Ki is trying to adjust to her new life and right when she is ok with his disappearance, he returns and starts to try to get her love back.