Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dinner Thieves by Sidney Moore!

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1995: Portsmouth, VA, is deemed The Heroin Capital of the East Coast by the Drug Enforcement Agency, at the same time the city ranks 5th in the nation for homicides. Local teenage residents Leak and his friends are doing all within their power to escape the world of poverty in which they've been born and raised. The quickest way for them to achieve financial security is by selling heroin in the housing projects; however, with the influx of drug dealers from out of town coming to share the wealth, their plan of dealing soon turns into one of stealing and killing forcing them to become Dinner Thieves, doing their best to keep other hustlers from eating, or earning a living. 

While Leak struggles with his personal demons and nurtures a budding relationship with his girlfriend, Djamilla, he and his friends are pulled into a drug conspiracy by The Diamond Mafia, a lethal drug crew from Miami. Further complicating matters is an aggressive investigation by the DEA resulting in the gruesome murder of a beloved member of Leak's crew. 

When the smoke clears, will Leak and his friends leave the street life behind and start anew, or will their pursuit of the American Dream ultimately cost them their freedom and lives...?
Synopsis from Goodreads!

In this novel the perspective is first person and jumps around from person to person. I actually enjoyed this perspective and it made the book come alive for me. It worked with the story and plot line, and it ensured the reader was kept up to date on certain things that you couldn't know if it was only one character's perspective.

The plot was certainly different and you certainly don't feel like these teenagers are all that bad even though usually in books they would be the type of people that were the antagonists. So it was a great new perspective on things and I enjoyed the different type of perspective. That was a change from other books.

The plot was certainly action packed and the writing sped up to represent this. The writing throughout had few errors and it was easy to follow the story with the writing that was going on. Occasionally the dialogue would take me a couple of minutes to get through because of the heavy Jamaican dialogue that some of the characters have but I was able to decipher it.

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