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I just wanted to see what everyone else thought about this book. I for one went into it thinking that it was going to be total crap. I was actually mildly impressed by the end of the read, and I think there are a couple interesting points about Cedric's life that helped to make him succed were almost everyone from his high school couldn't:

Personal determination
Massive support from his mother
Mentors throughout school
Affirmative Action (I'll talk about this more in class I'm sure)
Luck/God's Will?

I think this was a pretty good book. It's still a pretty standard story about how african americans get screwed by our society, but the way that the writer catalogues the characters makes for a more believable and connecting story.

"And the lord said...
bless this thy holy hand gernade that it may blow thine enimies to tiny bits.. in thy mercy."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:56 pm
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