Related Topics

Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Always Running.
This section contains 936 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A Study Guide

Also known as Grillo, or Cricket, the name given him by his father at birth, Luis became known as Chin while in a gang because of the prominence of the chin caused by a broken jaw as part of a gang initiation. Luis's talents are writing and painting, but he has trouble with formal education from an early age. He recalls the understanding that his first teacher doesn't want him and that his second doesn't know what to do with him. He soon joins a gang, seemingly both for companionship and protection. He moves into another, larger gang as his small clique falls by the wayside. He's involved in gang activity, including the firebombing of the house of a rival gang member.

When he's given a new chance at education, recognized for his writing and painting, and put in a leadership role among his peers, he excels...

(read more from the Important People section)

This section contains 936 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.