Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member Setting & Symbolism

Sanyika Shakur
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Fifty-Fourth Street Elementary School

Where Kody graduates sixth grade just before his gang initiation.

Bob's Big Boy

Where Kody's mom, aunt and uncle take him to celebrate his sixth grade graduation.

Eight Tray Gangsters

The "set" within the gang that Kody belongs to.

Ghetto Star

A neighborhood "celebrity" known for actions such as gangbanging and dealing drugs.

Set

A set is a group of gang members that belong to a larger group. Sets sometimes war with each other though technically under the umbrella of the mother organization.

Road Dog

A best friend and cohort who is also a gang member.

Buddah Market

A store in rival gang territory where Kody goes with his mother, encounters a rival gang member and shoots him.

Thirty-second Street Market

Where Kody's brother and sister, Kerwin and Kendis, work and where he meets Tamu, the girl who becomes pregnant with his child.

Western Surplus

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