Street Pharm (Paperback)
|Author: Allison Van Diepen|
|Inspired by her experience teaching in inner-city Brooklyn, van Diepen delivers a striking debut novel that tells the story of one soldier--one boy--on the front lines of the U.S. drug-dealing empire.|
From the Publisher:
Inheriting the family business when his father is thrown in jail, seventeen-year-old Ty Johnson becomes one of the most successful drug dealers on the streets of Brooklyn until a competitor enters the neighborhood and a nasty turf war begins. Original.
Take high school. A waste of time. Nobody there taught me what I needed to survive on the streets....
Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop's business at sixteen, Ty's developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game's in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you're on top.
But one slip -- or one serious competitor -- and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly, Ty's got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It's about survival.