Ball Don't Lie - Chapter 5 to 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 to 8 Summary

Georgia, Sticky's current "foster lady," celebrates his seventeenth birthday by putting three candles on a Hostess Cup Cake. Probably unbeknownst to her, Sticky acquired his name at the age of six when he and his birth mother, Baby, lived over a wholesale bakery and he used to enjoy eating cupcakes, letting the frosting stick to his lips. Sticky keeps information about his birthday to himself, not revealing it to anyone until later that day when he and his friends are stopped by the police and frisked for weapons. But no one felt like celebrating, since they were arrested and cuffed and brought to the police station for questioning. Sticky plans a trip to the mall to shoplift some clothes, rehearsing the confident attitude he must have when walking out of a store with a bunch of clothes slung over his arm. Though he has followed...

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