The book “ Street Life” is about a young man named Victor who had a rough childhood growing up. Victor was born in Mexico. Victor’s mom and little brother crossed the border and moved to California. He joined a gang at 13 years-old because he didn’t have any money and felt a gang would protect him. As he was more into the gang violence, he witnessed his best friend getting shot and killed. Victor was in and out of juvenile. He ran into his old teacher, and she helped him change his life around. My favorite part of the book is when Victor graduated from college and accomplished his dreams to help other young kids that’s in a gang and have bad grades. I recommend high school students to read “ Street Life” because this motivated me to chase my dreams and go to college. Dr. Rios taught me that no matter how you’re struggling and living, it’s never too late to become whatever you put your heart into.

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September 19, 2021 3:27 am

Dear Dynasty

I am impressed by your post “Street Life” because you summarized what the book was about and explained how the kid was living as well as how he felt protected if he had joined a gang. I normally don’t like reading books because i don’t find interest in them but you made me want to read this book because i want to know more about victor.

One sentence that got my attention was when you said ” no matter how your struggling and living, it’s never too late to become whatever you put your heart into”. I really enjoyed reading this part because it shows that you never gave up on your dreams. It was probably hard to do but you managed to do it and have a better life.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you post next because it seems like you are really interested in these topics you even try to put yourself in their shoes because you can relate a little bit to them.

Felipe Vargas

August 30, 2021 3:28 am

Dear Dynasty,
I’m very interested by your post ¨Street Life¨ you gave the main details about the book and got right into the point about this kids life and his life choices.Reading this made me want to know more and actually read this book to see every detail.I also like that the book is about things that actually happen to little boys trying to make it out but chose the wrong life style but it’s never too late to start again. This brings awareness to kids all over the world which is what we need especially to avoid things like children getting put on.
I appreciate that there’s actually a book about things like that ,can’t wait to take a look and read the book and see your point of view in situations like this.

August 24, 2021 7:44 pm

Dear Dynasty,
I’m intrigued by your post regarding the book “Street Life” because it seems like you covered the main things about the book without getting too into detail. Usually, when there isn’t enough detail I’m not interested but, your post makes me want to read the book.

One sentence that you wrote that stands out the me is when you mentioned it motivated you. I find it pretty cool how you really made yourself relate to the book. It’s good to know that you chased your dreams and are going to college!

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to reading some of your other posts because it seems like you enjoy what you read and how you put yourself in the shoes of the main character of the story.

Brandi Alvarez

March 13, 2018 1:46 pm

This sounds like a very interesting story and one that is quite motivational. I think this is something that I would consider reading in the future because it sounds like there is a strong overall message. This summary is good because this gives us enough information to get into it and a strong purpose for why to read it.

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