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Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA [ epub Ebook ] ☆ Luis J. Rodríguez

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There has never been a clear and compelling account of a gang member's life than Always Running Luis J Rodriguez's elouent impassioned frighteningly vivid chronicle of his youth in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s Growing up in Watts and East LA Rodriguez joined his first gang at age 11 and was drawn into la vida loca the crazy life Gangs were how we wove something out of t. I found out about this book during my time working at Garfield There were a lot of books in the classroom libraries about gang life books of poetry by Tupac Shakur stuff the students prefered as it had to do with you know real life Which was in a way bullshit I mean a few of them maybe could relate to that and the ones that could were sorry of the fact and didn t flaunt it One kid I remember his older brother had been killed in a gang related shooting He wasn t a particularly good student this kid but he was always there and he was always respectful he knew it would kill his mother if he didn t at least get through high schoolAnyway I read a lot of these books and out of all of them this one was far and away the best It was the students favorite as well And for good reason it s a compelling story the writing is beautiful the characters are complex that is real and the preaching is kept to a minimum Rodriguez speaks from his own experience acknowleding his own mistakes without exactly apologizing for them In general there s not a whole lot of editorializing the author simply describes the events as he remembers them While you could look at Always Running as street journalism I think that s really selling it short the book is filled with characters you actually care about and that for any writer is no easy trick

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Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

O joined a gang in Chicago where they now live Always Running is packed with episode after episode of high drama but within this honest and powerful depiction of social devastation there is a father's impassioned message of understanding and hope to his son and to thousands like him Rodriguez's inspiring story should be read by anyone who cares about the future of children in Americ. I think it was a really good book It never got out of the story it was very concentrated on Luis The main Character

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He threads of nothing he remembers By age 18 he was a veteran of gang warfare police killings drug overdoses and suicides that had claimed 25 of his friends and had driven him and so many others to despair In part Rodriguez survived the violence and desperation of his youth by writing down his experiences They were only woven into this astonishing book years later when his son Ramir. The glaring contradictions in this memoir make it hard to side with the author You can only take so many I was given no opportunities paragraphs next to ones about voluntary drug use sex and violence until it s impossible to believe anything the author says The Cursed Hole of the Shinoda Family part Rodriguez survived the violence and desperation of his youth by writing down his experiences They were only woven into this astonishing book years later when his son Ramir. The glaring contradictions in this memoir make it hard to side with the author You can only take so many I was given no opportunities Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream paragraphs next to ones about voluntary drug use sex and violence until it s impossible to believe anything the author says


10 thoughts on “Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

  1. says:

    I found out about this book during my time working at Garfield There were a lot of books in the classroom libraries about gang life books of poetry by Tupac Shakur stuff the students prefered as it had to do with you know real life Which was in a way bullshit I mean a few of them maybe could relate to that and the ones that could were sorry of the fact and didn't flaunt it One kid I remember his older brother had been killed in

  2. says:

    Luis Rodriguez speaks out of a virtually unheard experience a young Chicano man who survived la vida loca gang culture in South San Gabriel Rodriguez' writing is raw and brutally honest but with a lyricism that will stop readers in their tracks He gives voice to an unheard cry and illuminates the heartbreaking cycle of po

  3. says:

    I found this to be a powerful and painful read It's not easy reading about the gang experience It's harder still when you know it could have been your story if circumstances had been different I knew it was bad in LA but I h

  4. says:

    The glaring contradictions in this memoir make it hard to side with the author You can only take so many I was given no opportunities paragraphs next to ones about voluntary drug use sex and violence until it's impossible to believe anything the author says

  5. says:

    Always Running is an engaging and intelligent look into the socio political factors that have led to the proliferation of street gangs in the last century in areas where large percentages of citizens have few opportunities but plentiful obstacles told through the firsthand experiences of former gang member and now activist Luis Rodriguez as

  6. says:

    Growing up in California and attending schools that were often 50% or hispanic I was really interested in this book I was hoping that it would expose to me the culture and reasons behind gangs To some extent the book achieved thisHowever I was so put off by the book that I stopped halfway through The author off

  7. says:

    ALWAYS RUNNING IS AN AMAZING BOOKThis book is about a young boy named Luis Rodrigues known as the author It talks about Gang days back in the old days of Los Angeles This book is based on his real life some people dont realize how life is because they havent gone through or havent seen anything Life in Colorado isnt the same as in the south or in other places its very difficult to live in a time the way Luis did and other people as well P

  8. says:

    Being in education I'm always curious about banned books and books with lots of buzz Here in California Always Running is ke

  9. says:

    I think it was a really good book It never got out of the story it was very concentrated on Luis The main Charac

  10. says:

    It was a good book that portrayed the streets of LA I really related to what the author talked about even though he recollected events that are years past my time Growing up in LA county my entire life and being half Mexican is what made me really relate to the authors memoir

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