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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (858 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Flake, Sharon G. Flake Narrator: Dominic Hoffman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mann lost his younger brother, Jason, two years ago–an innocent bystander in a shooting on his own porch. These murders are a frequent occurrence in Mann’s neighborhood. They’re so common, in fact, that he and his best friend, Kee-lee, keep a running tally of all the deceased, since no one else seems to be paying attention. Even that is not enough.

More and more, Mann escapes reality through painting and horseback riding, but eventually turns to fighting, cheap thrills, and much worse. In a last-ditch effort, Mann’s father does the one thing he thinks will teach his son how to survive. Drawing from an ancient African tradition, he abandons Mann and Kee-lee in the woods, leaving them to navigate their way home, alone.

What seems like a good idea quickly turns tragic when a father’s good intentions force his son down a destructive path. Could anything be worse than losing one son? Another wrong turn and it will all be over for Mann as well. Bang!

This realistic portrait of inner-city life is both sober and transcendent. Through its honesty, listeners are compelled to open their eyes to what’s happening in their own homes and in the world around them. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Regina | 2/5/2014

    " this book is really nice. it's about a boy who is really suffering from his brother's death. and goes through differnt changes with his parent while they are all trying really hard to forget about the death.they are trying to get everything back to normal, but how can they with the lose of jason? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Keith | 1/20/2014

    " it was a graet book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 11/25/2013

    " I am reading this with a group of 12 reluctant, male, seventh grade readers in a gender specific book club. They love it. I think it's okay. I had to say "tits" during a read aloud. They were so engrossed it wasn't weird for them. I wanted to kill myself. They just wanted another chapter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Bates | 11/19/2013

    " This book was really interesting & I couldn't stop reading it..I think I read this book in about 3 days..I took it everywhere I went..It was about a boy name Man and he had a friend name Kee-Lee they grew up in a very poor part of town and people were killed everyday..they bot were really good artists & used this to make money. Soon after Mans father abandoned him and Kee-Lee moved in with Kee-Lees aunt..but one day while they were painting for a man everything changed.... "

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