My Bloody Life is a true story about an abused child who turns into a violent gang member. The author starts out in Chicago where he is harassed by whites and abused by his mother. Eventually they move to Puerto Rico and leave him behind with his step-brother. He joins the Latin Kings, a violent street gang, and commits murders, drug trafficking and burglaries. He realizes he needs to get out and that is the most interesting part of the story. This was a great book because it delves into the human psyche on why humans commit crimes. I recommend it to everyone.