This was a very good book. It reminded me of "The Outsiders" with the teenage boys in an inner city gang, but set in the 60's, when teens were becoming more promiscuous and drugs coming on the scene. They live in the Bronx and their world is changing; not only traditions and expectations, but the community is as well. Adolescence is always so confusing, but the majority of these kids, living in the inner city, children of immigrants existing in a violent and chaotic environment and time, try to make sense of the world around them and just where they fit in. I really enjoyed this book; it had the feel of a memoir. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.