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Innercity Girl Like Me

October 27, 2009 | Young adult softcover
ISBN: 9780006394921
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Description

After being abused by her uncle, G Child goes to live with her grandmother in the Central downtown area of Winnipeg. There, she is surrounded by kids who roam the apartment blocks, smoking and drinking and doing drugs. she meets Jessica and Gina, who become her best friends, and gets to know Gina's older brother, Roland, founder of the Central outfit of the Diablos gang. As a young teen she is initiated into the Diablos and starts joining their campaign against the rival gang, the street Ryders (so named because they make their money pimping out girls). embracing the solidarity of gang membership, G Child feels loved and part of a family. But the stakes rise when the street Ryders kill a friend, and as G Child gets in deeper, moving in with her fellow gang girlfriends and selling crack to make money, she finds herself questioning her lifestyle.

When someone she trusts reveals a dark, abusive streak, G Child knows it's time to get out. But can she escape gang life before it kills her? A compelling read based on real-life experience, Innercity Girl Like Me is a brutally authentic look at gang life in Canada.

About this Author

SABRINA BERNARDO grew up in Winnipeg and now lives in Toronto. AlthoughInnercityGirl Like Meis a work of fiction, some of the events are based on the author's experiencesas a teenager

ISBN: 9780006394921
Format: Young adult softcover
Pages: 304
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2009-10-27

Reviews

?Has a seldom seen authenticity. Some will be offended by the language, the explicit sex, the drug use and the lack of humanity shown by these young men and women; however, it?s worth the risk.?
? CANADIAN MATERIALS (4 OUT OF 4) ()

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