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373 pages ; 22 cm
" A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book" -- Title page.
Ages 14 up. Atheneum.
Grades 10-12. Atheneum.
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Green yearns to leave Jamaica and study in the United States, but when his father is shot he is forced to give up his scholarship and join his uncle Joe's gang.--Provided by Publisher.
The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica. The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he's in trouble. The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters. And the second Frankie joins his uncle's gang in exchange for paying for his father's medical bills, there's no going back-- or is there? -- adapted from Amazon info