The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun. Though he survives the experience, it's not without sacrificing his innocence and possibly his relationship with his best friend. "Once more, readers have Myers to thank for giving them a greater understanding of the difficulty of life in today's inner city." - SLJ. "A book honored for its honesty, realism, and vitality." - 1989 Newbery Award Committee.Edition/Copyright: 88
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