Jamal is afraid of the gang that rules his neighborhood, especially since it landed his older brother Randy in jail. But Randy wants the 12-year-old Jamal to take his place as the leader of the Scorpions. Even though his mother, sister, and best friend Tito try to talk him out of it, Jamal tries to be a stand-in for his brother. Violence soon erupts as the older gang members move in on him when Jamal tries to escape--with the gun the Scorpions gave him.

Scorpions 1999, Novel Units

ISBN-13: 9781561372935