Julia has managed to stay out of the gangs who run her school. She hangs out with Black Chuck, a Crip, and Marie, a Blood, and no one has any problems with it. Until Eric. How far would you go to protect the person you love? When Eric gets jumped into the Crips, Julia breaks up with him. That doesn't mean she has managed to forget him. When she finds out from Marie that Eric is going to get jumped, Julia snitches. It saves his life. . .this time. It almost costs her hers. How loyal will her friends be? How loyal will her homies stay if she snitches again?
This book has short chapters. If rough language and violence bother you, this isn't the book for you. Still, in spite of the subject matter, the author manages to tell a real story without using a lot of profanity.
AWARDS: Evergreen YA Book Award Nominee - 2010, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers - 2008