This was a very, very interesting story. It was very well researched and all the characters feel flushed out and you are able to care about them very quickly. Having grown up in a different country coming to the
US; I fully
understand the conflicts of self identification Trey as well as Mr. Jackson went
through. The different cultures and settings: Africa vs New York were very gripping, detailed and
interesting to read. You almost felt as if you stood right there in the story
with them. I really truly enjoyed the story and I couldn't wait to find out how
what Trey would ultimately do with his life: would he stay in Africa with the
Maasai or would he return to New York
to face the consequences of his decisions in life?
Early in the story as we follow his decisions in life we could almost noticeably root for him and yell at him for being an idiot and to not throw his life away and that of his sister and for him to be a man and stand up to the gangs. I do understand that those are hard things to do and it's easier to just tell somebody to do something when you're not the one standing there having to live with the consequences of standing up to the gangs. Ultimately this is a really good read and I think this might be a very good one for young teenagers as well as adults to get a sense of the definition of what is a warrior; what are the Warriors weapons and how are the cultures different in Kenya vs the USA...