Way Past Cool

Way Past Cool

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Gordon, age thirteen, is the leader of the Friends, a gang of young black boys who struggle to hold a few blocks of bleak, ragged turf in Oakland--known to the homeboys as Oaktown--California. When a more powerful sixteen-year-old drug dealer tries to set the Friends against their neighboring rival gang, the Crew, the dealer's unwilling bodyguard emerges as the key player in a drama that illuminates America's urban reality in a totally new way. A shocking portrait of young kids living on the slimmest of edges, Way Past Cool is also an inspiring, even hopeful testament to the renewing power of love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 19.05mm | 249.48g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060975458
  • 9780060975456

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208 ratings
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4 46% (95)
3 21% (44)
2 7% (14)
1 1% (3)
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