Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Teen Review: The Barrio Kings

Barrio KingsTitle: The Barrio Kings

 
Summary: Rosario Gomez gave up gang life after his brother was killed in a street fight.  Now all he wants to do is finish night school, be a good father and work hard enough at his job at the supermarket to get promoted.  When an old friend shows up to ask him why he left the gang, Rosario realizes he was fooling himself if he thought his violent past would just go away.  When his pregnant girlfriend is hit in a drive-by shooting, Rosario has to make some hard choices.  Revenge means a return to his old ways, something he swore he would never do, but unless he takes action, his enemies will not rest until they’ve settled the score against him.
 
I started reading it because my teacher introduced it to our class.
 
I kept reading because the book had some big thoughts and I really like it.
 
Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted:  Most Truthful guy.
 
Six Word Recap: Gomez’s difficult gang life with enemies.
 
This book reminded me of how people really want revenge on someone that did something embarrassing or bad to them.  People compete to be the best and that makes life hard.
 
Khoa, Delridge Teen Blogger