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I thought this story was about as real as it gets and the way it is written brings you into understanding many points of view. Being an ex-county social worker and loving "Dangerous Minds," I have appreciation of someone who can paint a picture with words so well that you want to reach out and help. Fine writing and a damn good story.
Three tightly woven--and interwoven--narratives of characters pushed to the brink. The fast-paced, unsentimental language mirrors the gritty environment of an inner-city public school, where teachers, administrators, and students can find themselves at odds with each other and with the very structures designed to support them. A beautifully written and necessary story.
It helps the reader to understand or remember the Oneness of humankind. Yes, you want to help.