By Joseph Doer, Courier Staff Writer
Homeboyz by Alan Sitomer is a quick, intriguing, and hard to put down read. Sitomer does an admirable job at making you feel present in the scene he creates. The book appeals to many different types readers.
The main character is Theodore Anderson, or Teddy, who is a 17-year-old hacker and body builder. The story begins with a horrifying and hideous drive by shooting. One victim is a well known gangster and the other a promising young girl. She happens to be Teddy’s little sister, her death sets him out for revenge.
Teddy's quest for revenge ends with him in prison. He gets a special probation with a special assignment, an at-risk youth named Micah. At first their relationship is shaky, but it blossoms the more time they spend together. As the book goes on Teddy finds hope in Micah, who becomes the key to his life and helps fill a void that the loss of Teddy’s family caused.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a thrilling, yet heartwarming drama. It is one of my
personal favorites that you will not regret reading because it is bomb.