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Un-Broken, the Untold Life of a Ghetto…

Un-Broken, the Untold Life of a Ghetto Bastard

by De Angelo R. Moody

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While the writing style for this story was very unconventional, it certainly fit the content. It was a bit of a difficult read at times, but I think it’s important to know that there are children growing up in these types of circumstances every day. I’m amazed at the inner strength and resilience that some people seem to be born with.
  kdkelly92 | Jun 26, 2014 |
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A good book and a nice quick read. The author certainly deserves major credit for making something of his life despite the horrendous childhood he experienced. I just wished like everyone has been saying that they book wouldn't have ended so soon and followed his life a little bit longer. ( )
  sareiner | Jun 19, 2014 |
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Unbroken may not have been written in the usual context which displays proper grammar, writing etiquette, or a style suitable to an avid readers palette,but its raw,precise account of events in the life of the author depicts what most people in america avoid hearing or reading about. Its a story of how the author strives to dispel the lifestyle that control his and life and would have eventually made him a statistic. Not my usual reading style but would recommend this book so others can get a glimpse into the lifestyle that claims so many young people. today
  nluvwithx | Jun 11, 2014 |
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So far I haven't been able to get all the way to the end of this one, but I generally like what I've seen so far. The style seems a bit scattered, with his moves back and forth between various relatives/non-relatives, and multiple schools, but I guess the poor kid's life was pretty scattered too. The author certainly deserves major credit for making something of his life despite the horrendous childhood he experienced. When people talk about the "nature vs. nurture" idea, here is an example of a man who had the worst of both and STILL became a decent human being. When you hear people (ahem...or their defense attorneys) whining in public about how they never had a chance, or they were "forced" by their surroundings into a life of crime, remember Mr. Moody. ( )
  satxreader | May 30, 2014 |
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I enjoyed this book, and reading about the early life of the author. The author seems to have come from a very hard background, and yet made a good life for himself. My only complaint was that the book stopped to early. One gets the sense that he has turned his life around, but then the book stops. I would have like to have followed his life just a few years longer.
  ktsbentley | May 28, 2014 |
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WARNING!!! DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE FOREVER CHANGED. Mr. Moody invites you to walk a mile in his shoes. Experience a compelling memoir from the safety of your homes, a firsthand perspective and level of transparency truly unique. The bastard dark child of a black father and white mother, he grew up in what was called "The Life." His role models and mentors were hustlers, and killers. These were not strangers; these gangsters were his family. Crystal (mother) started taking him on drug runs when he was seven years old and was there when he was handed his first pistol. By the time he turned eight, he was sexually molested, physically and emotionally abused, and totally confused as to what a normal childhood consisted of. At nine, he was declared an abandoned child and was learning how to fend for himself on the streets of DC. He was unwanted, abandoned, illiterate, and on track to be a first class killer. The crack cocaine epidemic had just begun and DC quickly became the "murder capital" of the nation. Still such abuse and afflictions to a child was unheard of. This is no longer the case; the bulling epidemic, teen pregnancy, violence, abandonment, and incomprehensible massacres occurring on all levels of academia says that the absurdity of what he grew up in is now becoming the norm. This formula equals future monsters, not leaders. This is unacceptable. Buckle-up, strap in, and prepare for an emotional, psychological, and spiritual boot camp. Parents and educators will be reinvigorated and armed with some new and accurate information of how we can help the younger generations to make the choice to become leaders and not monsters in spite of the overwhelming challenges they face currently in their neighborhoods, schools, and communities. Come get schooled. His story is going to touch your heart or change your life.

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