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examines questions of human relationships, self-image, racial identity, and personal commitment while telling the story of one boy's struggle against drug addiction. Filled with interesting, realistic characters, Childress's story deals honestly and believably with difficult questions.

From the first, the novel demands the reader's intelligent participation. Many characters present conflicting views of racial experiences, poverty, and drug use. The reader must evaluate each point of view, allowing for the personal bias of each. The novel also provides an opportunity for many readers to experience life in the New York inner city.

Although the setting is specifically urban, readers from all types of environments can relate to Benjie Johnson's confusion and need for direction in his life, to his disappointment in the adults he knows, and to his joy when he realizes that he is indeed loved. Suspense builds throughout the book about whether...

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