Book Reviews of 8 Ball Chicks : A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters

8 Ball Chicks : A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters
8 Ball Chicks A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters
Author: Gini Sikes
ISBN-13: 9780385474313
ISBN-10: 0385474318
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
8 Ball Chicks is a fascinating read. Sikes, a journalist by trade, follows a number of life stories, learning the different practices and lives of female gang members. I believe that part of the fascination is in the contrast between female and male gang members. Their fate is another question that Sikes slowly studies-- male gang members often end up in prison or dead early--and the differences and similarities for women are very intriguing. In addition to the individual look at these girls and women, the epilog and afterword of the book sum up all the stories very nicely.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a sad, but enlightening view into the world of female gangs. I couldn't put the book down.
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A lok into the world of violent world of girl gangs. The author spent almost 2 years following the lives of three girl gangs in Los Angeles, San Antonio and Milwaukee.
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I really enjoyed this book, it's a real eye opener! I cant believe what some kids have to go through on a daily basis.
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Really interesting insight into the life of female gang members in LA. The author actually lived with the women for a year while writing the book.
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Very Good book !
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Good book into the minds and mentality of girl gang members.