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It wasn’t long before Teddy officially put his lethal plan in action by catching a trio of off guard 0-1-0’s (one of the three local notorious gangs) hanging outside a convenience mart and by perfectly timing the routine of passing police exactly, he was more than ready to strike. Using apparent drugs and a large sum of money, Teddy was able to lure the gang members into a vacant lot, faking as if he were a successful drug dealer with no gang afflictions. As the trio became more incited by the drugs and comfortable with him, DHC (the base ingredient of pepper spray) was blown into one gang members eyes. While in a surprised daze a smaller member received a hard blow in his windpipe, disabling his breathing. Then suddenly Teddy threw a kerosene filled balloon at the third, threatened him with a lighter, and demanded answers about his sister’s shooting.
At first the third gangster refused to provide answers, but seeing his fellow gang members lying helpless on the ground, the gas drench teen now realized he was alone to face Teddy. The terrified teen started to cooperate and provide answers even though they weren’t helpful to Teddy, trying to prove to him that the 0-1-0’s weren’t responsible for the murder. Teddy’s strong sense of pride prevented him from believing the truthful gangster. While beginning to ignite his lighter, Teddy’s plan was unexpectedly foiled by the convenience store owner who came outside to inspect the screaming, and warn Teddy he had informed the police. Within minutes Teddy was taken into custody, and charged with multiple offenses.
Unexpectedly due to Teddy’s high intellect he is released on probation to G-PIP (a gang prevention intervention program).
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Through befriending Micah, Teddy learns that Micah has a special quality help heal his desperate family. In addition finds out that the suspected 0-1-0’s weren’t responsible for Tina’s death and instead Micah’s cousin Eevil was, who is manipulative Serpent Street gang leader. Since Micah wants to help Teddy, he painfully gets initiated into the Serpent Street gang only to reveal the real killer was a Serpent Street gang member by the name of Mumzy B. Teddy instinctively goes after him, but when he does Mumzy B tells Teddy he was drugged by Eevil and tricked into thinking Tina was a Merk- Twenty Two (another vicious gang) which led to him shooting her. Mumzy B sincerely apologizes feeling guilty and wants Teddy to kill him, but Teddy refuses knowing Mumzy B isn’t entirely responsible.
With the help of Micah, Teddy locates Eevil and intentionally starts a fight with him, during the confrontation police are slyly called by Micah. When the sirens are heard ringing in the background everyone, but Teddy and Eevil run and both boys are arrested. Secretly Teddy is released without charge by his probation officer Diaz, in contrast Eevil is thrown in jail and within a few days he is killed by jailed 0-1-0’s. In the end Micah’s has given such an impact on the Anderson family he is adopted and promises a bright future.
Just reading the first chapter of Homeboyz was blood tingling. The novel quickly sent chills up my spine and had me feeling anxious in the pit of my stomach. While reading Homeboyz, the characters and scenes were so perfectly described by Sitomer’s that I felt is if they were real and could possibly be touched. For example when the description of Teddy was given following Tina’s death, Teddy seemed as if he were a real teenage boy growing up in a harsh reality, instead of a fictional character. Due to this readers including me, easily connected with his emotions such as anger, distance and curiously.
Brilliant and cleverly told Homeboyz took my attention away from reality and had me lost in its the deepness. The novel was told so vividly, it had me seeing everything that was unfolding in my mind like a movie. I felt as if I could see the pain the Anderson family especially Mr. and Mrs. Anderson struggled with, losing their youngest child. As the novel progress, it became quite clear to see the personal battle between right and wrong Teddy was going through, and the consequence of his decision. Unsurprisingly I could also see the hard-knock life Micah had, and the love and security he desperately needed, that was finally fulfilled in the end.