|"A Good Day to Die" is a thought-provoking look into gang violence in Gary. The Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples square off in a winner takes all, do or die, non-stop brawl. James Hendricks leaks a true story from his cell. His depiction of gang life is rife with knowledge. The story comes alive through Jon and Don, twins and products of Gary, charting their rise to fame in the drug game. From stick-up kids to carthieves, they put in work and get their rep. Rivals threaten to curtail their lives. Bullets have no names and the boys'' actions bear repercussions. Everyone close to them is at risk and quickly learn, you live by the gun... Fascinating and high octane, "A Good Day to Die" will leave you breathlessly hanging on for dear life through all the twist and turns.|
From the Publisher:
Drawing on the author’s personal experiences from his time in a gang, this novel evokes the violence and danger of life on the streets. The teenage protagonist struggles against his family, the law, and rival gang members as he rises to the top ranks of a notorious street gang. In this cautionary tale, the gangsta lifestyle and brutality are scathingly analyzed as the tragedy of one boy’s life unfolds.