Book Review: Hard Knocks High by Kevin Brown

Hard Knocks High

Hard Knocks High: Project Windows

Kevin Brown

Publication Date: October 29, 2014

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

A young man struggles with who he is in Hard Knocks High by Kevin Brown. Tafari King is a young man living in a rough neighborhood in the Bronx. He is raised by a single mother that works hard to keep him away from the troubles of the street. Tafari appreciates his over protective mother but then again he understands that he has to toughen up if he is to survive all the dangers on the streets.

Tafari’s street personality soon leads him into trouble. He is made to attend a program at his school where a teacher tries to talk sense into him. Tafari will have to make life decisions when a past threat comes back to finish what he started. Will Tafari be too late? Or make the right decisions just in time?

Hard Knocks High was a surprisingly entertaining book with real life scenarios and consequences. The author does a wonderful job causing the reader to feel compassion for Tafari and his situation. This book gives insight to how teens have to adjust to surviving in hard neighborhoods, peer pressure and also trying to belong. I recommend Hard Knocks High to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley


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