Headline: A Real, Gritty Street Novel
In the first chapter of “Draw” the reader is introduced to the street life culture surrounding drugs and murder. This is done in the narrative voice and it is totally captivating. The main character is a teenager by the name of Sincere. In the beginning of the novel, he is merely a bystander and his brother, Pharaoh is the one living the street life.
Over the course of the book, the street life becomes the lifestyle of Sincere (known as Serious on the streets). It then totally consumes him and the book at times gets a bit confusing midway through. It seems as if the debut author attempted to cram a lot of “story” in his pages. I would be interested in a sequel based on the last chapter and the surprise twist.
Overall, this is a good read and I believe a great start to a very promising career for author J-Real.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.