|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
Fiction. Italian American Studies. Mike Fiorito shoots the brief documentary tales of THE HATED ONES in a vivid black and white, bringing to life a “Basketball Diaries”-like world of ne’er-do-wells growing up on the wrong side of whatever tracks separate the silver spoons from the rest of us with our wayward fathers, disappointed mothers, and ill-defined dreams of being somebody.
Wow! What a terrific book! I just LOVED Mike Fiorito's latest, The Hated Ones.
Stories about growing up in NYC during the 1970s - talk about a history lesson that packs an emotional punch. This book is chock full of the dangers and dark side of NYC from a teen's perspective - we get sexual assault, drugs, and violence. It is raw and it is real. Very eye-opening.
The writing is powerful and the characters are unforgettable. This is one book you won't be able to put down for anything. The Hates Ones is a must-read for fans of Fiorito and for anyone looking for their next great read. You won't want to miss out on this amazing book! Check it out!
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!