Freedom

Freedom by Alex Karola

Young adult fiction

Violence and revenge are the law of the land for the boys of Valhalla, a gang-ruled suburb south of Los Angeles.

Devastated by the death of his father, Navajo teenager Stevie Washington leaves his home on the reservation for this dangerous new world of cholos, lowriders, and retaliation. Here, Stevie works to build a new life playing street soccer with a group of misfits led by unpredictable social outcast Freedom Richards.

After gangs take over their soccer park, Stevie’s new friends try out for their high school’s prestigious varsity soccer team. For Stevie, it’s a way to honor his father’s memory and prove he’s not just some troubled kid from the rez. Standing in their way are powerful and popular Aaron Gonzalez and his group of wealthy friends the barrio boys call “fresas.” When fierce rivalry off the field escalates to tragedy, Stevie realizes his true test is to master the inner rage and unforgiveness that threaten to destroy him.

BISAC:
FIC059000 FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal;
YAF011000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age
YAF058030 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Class Differences
YAF059110 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer

ISBN: 978-0-9965242-8-5 Ebook

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