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Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

He threads of nothing he remembers By age 18 he was a veteran of gang warfare police killings drug overdoses and suicides that had claimed 25 of his friends and had driven him and so many others to despair In part Rodriguez survived the violence and desperation of his youth by writing down his experiences They were only woven into this astonishing book years later when his son Ramir. Growing up in California and attending schools that were often 50% or hispanic I was really interested in this book I was hoping that it would expose to me the culture and reasons behind gangs To some extent the book achieved thisHowever I was so put off by the book that I stopped halfway through The author offers lots of short narratives of events that happened in his life but they are not strung together into a cohesive story I felt it jarring to try to place the event in the timeline of his life and it seemed to bounce around a bit It was very distracting to try and follow and it ruined the flow of the storyAlso I wanted I wanted I had to do this because rather than what seemed a voluntary choosing of the lifestyle At points he does say the gun violence or rape was not his thing but he passively and sometimes actively participates andor does nothing to stop it He doesn t tell the reader why he s compelled to do it other than that s what you do What are the conseuences of not doing or stopping a gang rapeWhere is the enlightenment the learnings Perhaps I ll never know because I didn t finish it but the lack of insight into the why of things made me uit this book2 stars for honesty and courage to tell this story If this was fiction it would be 1 star

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O joined a gang in Chicago where they now live Always Running is packed with episode after episode of high drama but within this honest and powerful depiction of social devastation there is a father's impassioned message of understanding and hope to his son and to thousands like him Rodriguez's inspiring story should be read by anyone who cares about the future of children in Americ. 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Luis J. Rodríguez Ì 7 review

There has never been a clear and compelling account of a gang member's life than Always Running Luis J Rodriguez's elouent impassioned frighteningly vivid chronicle of his youth in Los Angeles in the late 60s and early 70s Growing up in Watts and East LA Rodriguez joined his first gang at age 11 and was drawn into la vida loca the crazy life Gangs were how we wove something out of t. I found this to be a powerful and painful read It s not easy reading about the gang experience It s harder still when you know it could have been your story if circumstances had been different I knew it was bad in LA but I had no idea how hard it was just to surviveI m Mexican American and 4 years older than the author There was a time in my life that I wouldn t admit to being Mexican American because of the attitudes towards us Some of those attitudes are reported in this book and that made it painful to read and relive Was it worth reading absolutely


10 thoughts on “Always Running La Vida Loca Gang Days in LA

  1. says:

    I found out about this book during my time working at Garfield There were a lot of books in the classroom libraries about gang life books of poetry by Tupac Shakur stuff the students prefered as it had to do with you know real life Which was

  2. says:

    Luis Rodriguez speaks out of a virtually unheard experience a young Chicano man who survived la vida loca gang culture in South San Gabriel Rodriguez' writing is raw and brutally honest but with a lyricism that will stop readers in their tracks He gives voice to an unheard cry and illuminates the heartbreaking

  3. says:

    I found this to be a powerful and painful read It's not easy reading about the gang experience It's harder still when you know it could have been your story if circumstances had been different I knew it was bad in LA but I had no idea how hard it was just to surviveI'm Mexican American and 4 years older than the author There was a time in my life that I wouldn't admit to being Mexican American because of the attitudes

  4. says:

    The glaring contradictions in this memoir make it hard to side with the author You can only take so many I was given no opportunities paragraphs next to ones about voluntary drug use sex and violence until it's imp

  5. says:

    Always Running is an engaging and intelligent look into the socio political factors that have led to the proliferation of street ga

  6. says:

    Growing up in California and attending schools that were often 50% or hispanic I was really interested in this book I was hoping that it would expose to me the culture and reasons behind gangs To some extent the book achieved thisHowever I was so put off by the book that I stopped halfway through The author offers lots of short narratives of events that happened in his life but they are not strung together into a cohesi

  7. says:

    ALWAYS RUNNING IS AN AMAZING BOOKThis book is about a young boy named Luis Rodrigues known as the author It talks about Gang days back in the old days of Los Angeles This book is based on his real life some people dont realize how life is because they havent gone through or havent seen anything Life in Colorado isnt the sa

  8. says:

    Being in education I'm always curious about banned books and books with lots of buzz Here in California Always Running is kept behi

  9. says:

    I think it was a really good book It never got out of the story it was very concentrated on Luis The main Character

  10. says:

    It was a good book that portrayed the streets of LA I really related to what the author talked about even though he recollected events that are years past my time Growing up in LA county my entire life and being half Mexican is what made me really relate to the authors memoir

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