Hazardous Choices is the story about a college football player named Darnell who goes to school in a small town in Kentucky to escape his life back home in Chicago which consists of being in a gang. The story is VERY intense because you know, at some point, the paths between his life back home and his life in Kentucky are gonna cross and it's not gonna be good.
The thing I liked about this book is the characters, all of which are written very believably and you grow to care about them. You don't want them to make some of the choices that they do but you can very easily understand WHY they make the choices that they do. There are several story lines (football, gang life, a family learning how to communicate with a special needs kid, etc...) that, taken separately, would make for good books in themselves but, woven together, they form this magical tapestry of a book that you really should read. It's a very quick read and, even when it ends (and I was surprised by it) you will be left wanting more.
I was very impressed with it and hope that everyone will give this book a shot.
5 Stars - Highly recommended.
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