Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Age Recommended: 14 and up
This book is an advance copy, courtesy of the author himself (who found me on Twitter)!
This book was a great read and the characters were all very well developed. Moreover, the characters weren’t all the same general age, which allowed for different perspectives, even though the book was written in third person.
Lucas has just lost his older brother and his mother, both of whom were breadwinners for his family. Now, Lucas must rely on the scraps and money he can get with panhandling and pick-pocketing to feed his two younger sisters.
Lucas must make a choice- start working for a drug lord that offers a lot money, but can kill his family at any moment if he messes up, or panhandle and steal for the rest of his life, and not have any security in case of a crisis.
“Sometimes good people do bad things for a greater good.”
This is the motto that has kept Lucas going because his justification for stealing is that it will help his sisters- a greater good.
Wallets, watches, and wireless phones- every little bit helps.
But will that be enough?
If you would like to read this book, you can pre-order it here – it’ll be available May 5th: Rio: The Street Kid Stargazer