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Publisher Description

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2021
January 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Balzer + Bray
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Ninth Grade

Customer Reviews

Born Gift3d ,

Pops

To every son who’s missing their father...

Must read!

bungecum ,

Amazing

I’ve read two other books of hers and they was so good! When I heard she was writing other I couldn’t wait:) This book was amazing and gives you a perspective of What Starr’s dad Maverick life was like and what he had to go through.I will definitely be re-reading this book and I look forward to the next book she writes!

@Joe0615 ,

5/5 Stars

Dope book

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