When We Was Fierce



In An Endless Cycle Of Street Violence And Retribution, Is There Any Escape A Powerful Verse Novel By E.E Charlton Trujillo We Wasn T Up To Nothinnew Really Me And Jimmy, Catch And Yo Yo We Just Comin Down The Street Keepin Cool We Was Good At Stayin Low Especially Around The Wooden Spoon Guys Hang Around There, They Got Teeth On Em Sharper Than Broken Glass Words That Slit Ya From Chin To Belly And That S Justtheir Words.Fifteen Year Old Theo Isn T Looking For Trouble, But When He And His Friends Witness A Brutal Attack On Ricky Ricky, An Innocent Boy Who Doesn T Know Better Than To Walk Right Up To The Most Vicious Gang Leader Around, He S In Trouble For Real And In This Neighborhood, Everything Is At Stake In A Poignant, Unflinching Novel Of Survival Told Largely In Street Dialect, E.E Charlton Trujillo Enters The Lives Of Teenagers Coming Of Age In The Face Of Spiraling Violence Among Gangs, By Police, And At Home.When We Was Fierce

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • When We Was Fierce
  • E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • 07 September 2017
  • 0763679372

10 thoughts on “When We Was Fierce

  1. says:

    Review originally posted on librarian Edi Campbell s blog SUMMARY When We Was Fierce focuses on and is narrated in the Brokenest of Manifested English examples to come by T aka Theodore At the start of the book T is hanging with his friends Catch the resident hothead of the group , Yo Yo the softie to Catch Me s hard a , and Jimmy who also has a grimy girlfriend or so the narrator pigeonholes her for the reader The group watches as Ricky Review originally posted on librarian Edi Campbell s blog SUMMARY When We Was Fierce focuses on and is narrated in the Brokenest of Manifested English examples to come by T aka Theodore At the start of the book T is hanging with his friends Catch the resident hothead of the group , Yo Yo the softie to Catch Me s hard a , and Jimmy who also has a grimy girlfriend or so the narrator pigeonholes her for the reader The group watches as Ricky Ricky the ...

  2. says:

    I originally wrote this review on my blog We Was Fierce has been a much anticipated book from e E Charlton Trujillo While writing the book she delivered many oral readings from this novel in verse, building excitement for its release It was met with positive reviews from Teenreads, Kirkus starred , Booklist starred , Publishers Weekly starred and Library Journal.When We Was Fierce is the story of Theodore, aka T, a young African American teen I originally wrote this review on my blog We Was Fierce has been a much anticipated book from e E Charlton Trujillo While writing the book she delivered many oral readings from this novel in verse, building excitement for its release It was met with positive reviews from Teenreads, Kirkus starred , Booklist starred , Publishers Weekly starred and Library Journal.When We Was Fierce is the story of Theodore, aka T, a young African American teen who is struggling with the choices in his life He chooses to try to help Ricky Ricky, a young boy from the neighborhood who has a developmental disability and is beaten to death Crossing the territorial line to help this boy puts T in the crosshairs of the leader of the gang that dominates the community, the Jive T is somewhat of a pariah among his friends, not wanting to join a gang, spending time reading books and wanting to cross the line to help Ricky Ricky Because of the danger he put himself in by help...

  3. says:

    Its crazy how someone can write about an experience or situations they have never been in and write in voices not of their own The language in this book does not exist in any modern society To portray language such as this demeans the African American community as a whole I m from New York and I lived in The Bronx my whole life and I have never heard anyone speak the way these characters did I find this book not only unnecessary but offensive on a whole other level To be African American in Its crazy how someone can write about an experience or situations they have never been in and write in voices not of their own The language in this book does not exist in any modern society To portray language such as this demeans the African American community as a whole I m from New York and I lived in The Bronx my whole life and I have never heard anyone speak the way these characters did I find this book not only unnecessary but offensive on a whole other leve...

  4. says:

    This book gutted me While it was probably possible for me to read it all in one sitting, I didn t I couldn t It hurt too much I couldn t rush through this gritty, important story because that wouldn t do It would not do it justice I felt like I needed to bear witness I needed to lean in and Listen I do not speak this language The language The language is tough and True but also beautiful, lyrical and deep Most of the book is dog earred in order to revisit moments of revelation, of s This book gutted me While it was probably possible for me to read it all in one sitting, I didn t I couldn t It hurt too much I couldn t rush through this gritty, important story because that wouldn t do It wo...

  5. says:

    I bailed on this one.

  6. says:

    Amazing novel that touches on an undercurrent of frustration and anger prevalent in so many young people across the world Would recommend to any one and every one.

  7. says:

    review copy courtesy of author and publisher I didn t read this book so much as I FELT it the blistering heat, the paralysis of helplessness, the E D G E of rage and fear and grief I grew so attached to Theodore and Monica, I finished the book in one intense sitting craving the staccato street poetry and lyrical feats of beautiful language, crushed by the senseless violence spiraling out from one standup act of mercy There are echoes of influence from all that has come before from The O review copy courtesy of author and publisher I didn t read this book so much as I FELT it the blistering heat, the paralysis of help...

  8. says:

    I had a very hard time following the narrative in digesting the language and format for the book I enjoy verse novels, but this was somewhere in between a full narrative and a verse novel The choppiness probably lent itself to the harshness of the community in which these boys are growing up, but it s also hard to read The violence propels the book forward with much gloom and no real hopefulness Knowing the controversies surrounding the book that was actually pulled from publication, I d be I had a very hard time following the narrative in digesting the language and format for the book I enjoy verse novels, but this was somewhere in between a full narrative and a verse novel The choppiness probably lent itself to the harshness of the community in which these boy...

  9. says:

    Raw Real A novel in verse She put eyes to the kids at the park They was a lotta emNo gangs No drugs No guns No hate They ain t learn it yet p 244Teen boys, including T, the main character, witness a murder and do what they can to lay low When family is involved in gangs, and a father is brought down by gangs, it s hard to keep a stra...

  10. says:

    Wow This book is so, so important I read an advanced reader copy the book comes out in August It s the story of some inner city teens who are in the wrong place at the wrong time and suffer all kinds ...

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