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Describe Luis's relationship with his brother, Rano. Compare the lives of the two as youngsters.

What is it that Luis says first pulls him into a gang?

What is Luis's attitude about his own involvement in a gang? How does that attitude evolve over the years? What is his attitude when his younger sister, Gloria, becomes involved?

Describe Luis's near-death experience while sniffing. What is it about that experience that beckons him to try suicide? Why doesn't he?

Who is Viviana? Chente? Mr. Madison? Wilo? Payasa? Camila? Chava?

What is Luis's gang nickname? How does he get it? What does it say about his tendency toward violence and his ability to withstand it?

What event at Keppel High School prompts Luis to realize that he has power? Luis's life is changing at this time. List three points of that change and their impact on Luis.

What event...

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