Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Review: HIS-PANIC 2: EXIT THE BOOGIE DOWN by Eddie Cisneros

In 1991, Jerome Avenue in the Bronx belonged to Antonio Pintero and his Foo Crew. Going from peddling nickel and dime bags to pushing drugs and money across town in packed back packs made them the talk of the neighborhood. Antonio, was only fifteen. But some things in life are often short lived. Antonio slowly starts to unravel as he's faced with the pressure of his step-father's sudden shady disappearance, cops in hot pursuit and possible trust issues among his own crew. With nothing left, Antonio wants out. His world has spiraled out of control and the only answer is to ultimately..... HIS­-Time... HIS­-Life... HIS-­Story... HIS-­Panic

Reviewed by: Celia

Rating: 3 stars

Review: This book continues the story of Antonio Pintero. At 15, he pursues the life of a gangster drug dealer. But pretty soon it all becomes too much for him. This is the diary of our young hero, a documentary of his secrets, hopes, and fears.


Again, written in that raw, urban style that Cisneros knows too well, this is another powerful and soulful story. Certain areas lagged with excessive detail and some of the characters weren’t that interesting, but, for the most part, it’s an easy read.  A suitable follow-up to the first book.

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