I really liked reading this book for many reasons. This book talks about the reality of gangs. It is about a boy who lives in Puerto Rico with his mom where he gets raped by his cousin but is forced to keep quiet. He is taken to Chicago to have a better life with his family but his mom ends up abusing him very violently. They then go back to Puerto Rico but he eventually comes back to Chicago to live his life with his step brother. He becomes involved in gang related situations but does not join until he is forced into joining the Latin Kings for his own safety. He then gets into severe crimes like dealing drugs, murder, burglary and other things. He experiences sex, alcohol and drugs as a preteen.