Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
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Size: 5.1 MB
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it is a uncooked and robust memoir not just of 1 woman’s fight to outlive the streets but additionally of her ascent to the head ranks of the recent mafia, the place the one humans extra harmful than rival gangs were participants of her personal. At age 5 Sonia Rodriguez’s stepfather started to abuse her; at 10 she was once molested through her uncle and crushed through her mom while she advised on him; and via thirteen her domestic had turn into a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who have been buddies along with her older sister. Threatened by means of rival gang contributors in class, Sonia grew to become clear of her schooling and extracurricular actions in prefer of a global of substances and violence. The Latin Kings, one of many biggest and so much infamous highway gangs in the United States, grew to become her shelter, yet its violence fee her associates, freedom, self-respect, and approximately her lifestyles. As a Latin Queen, she skilled the exhilarating highs and unimaginable lows of gang existence. From being shot at via her personal gang and kicked out at age 18 with an child daughter to rejoining the group and distinguishing herself as a pacesetter, her legacy as girl Q used to be cemented either for her willingness to devote violence and for her position as a drug mule. For the 1st time, a woman’s viewpoint on gang existence is gifted.