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More than ayear goes by and I completely forget about this book, but I’m happy to report that I finally read it! On the Edge follows Maddie Diaz who witnesses some Reyes gang members murder a homeless man.Maddie all of a sudden has a target on her back and ends up getting saved by Lobo, the leader of a secret gang that’s been at war with the Reyes.It’s fast-paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
We get this detailed backstory about his life and what caused him to take up arms and become Lobo.Just the inclusion of gangs alone is something that you don’t see often in YA books, but factor in how a very large percentage of the characters are understood to be Latino and this is almost a book in its own class.It gives the reader a look at a different way of life that we don’t often see portrayed in books, especially YA books.There are amazing things that he and his gang do to counteract the drugs, violence, and human trafficking.
In this way, I really loved that not only did we get a sneak peek into a lifestyle we may never experience, but Allison did a fantastic job of giving us as much detail as possible in scenery and character profiles to paint us a large-scale picture. For me it was one of those guilty pleasure Alex reads, wherein it’s not something that I’d normally pick up but I happen to and end up reading it all in one sitting.From Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Street Pharm, comes a sexy, dangerous novel about a teen who witnesses a murder and gets caught up in the seedy world of Miami’s gangs.