|About the Book|
In todays urban society, the American dream seems to be about money, drugs, women and cars. One aspect ties into another. Longevity is out the door. The Get Rich or Die Trying anthem is prevailing. This seems to happen at any cost. Many want theMoreIn todays urban society, the American dream seems to be about money, drugs, women and cars. One aspect ties into another. Longevity is out the door. The Get Rich or Die Trying anthem is prevailing. This seems to happen at any cost. Many want the street fame but dont truly understand what it takes to get there and to keep it. With todays youth, recklessness is common. It appears as if either they dont fear or truly understand the consequences of their actions until or if their families are involved. Thats where this story takes place. Enter Tre, the next upcoming thing on the streets. Tre is quickly on his way to becoming the next general within his organization with the help of his best friend and right hand man Derrick. Together, they seem to have it all figured out- until the dreadful night when Derrick is killed. Like anyone else, its natural to want to bring the killer to justice. But Tres justice is street justice. The dilemma comes in when street justice has to be placed on Tres younger brother, Kory, who just might happen to be the killer. Kory, who lived with his mother across town idolized Tre and thought that his forming his own gang would give him the street cred his brother had. The trouble is, Korys street affiliation automatically places him as his brothers rival. Can Tre take revenge out on his brother or let his best friends death go without retaliation? Without taking action, his own members and leader will take action against him. How can he get out of a situation and go on to live the positive life like he and Derrick dreamed of secretly? Can he truly carry out this command or is he really just a Toy Soldier?