Being God

B.A. Binns


Being God

Being God

  • Title: Being God
  • Author: B.A. Binns
  • ISBN: 978098818210
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback



This sequel to 2010 s award winning Pull, highlights seventeen year old Malik Kaplan, the the bully of Chicago s Farrington High School Still reeling from his defeat by David Albacore, Malik has a cross to bear, or maybe it s a Star of David being the black teenaged son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father frequently makes life confusing His grandfather, uncle, and olThis sequel to 2010 s award winning Pull, highlights seventeen year old Malik Kaplan, the the bully of Chicago s Farrington High School Still reeling from his defeat by David Albacore, Malik has a cross to bear, or maybe it s a Star of David being the black teenaged son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father frequently makes life confusing His grandfather, uncle, and older brother all ruled as the BAMFs at Farrington Only his father is a forgotten Kaplan, and seems disinterested in his only surviving son.Malik is determined to be the worst of the worst and not repeat his father s mistakes even if that costs him the people he cares about At least he can drink Alcohol keeps him going alcohol is destroying his life But he doesn t see any problem, not even after he finds himself in court, shouldering the blame for someone else s crime Suddenly he s faced with court ordered community service shepherding an angry ten year old who hates the world, an offer he can t refuse from the boy s gang leader brother and an opponent he can t crush Barney, David s fourteen year old sister, who watched her alcoholic father abuse and murder her mother She wants nothing to do with any bad boy, especially not one who thinks drinking is the way to forget his sins.Malik and Barney are forced to work together to help the kid and themselves escape the pull of the gang, and to rediscover the real meaning of family and friendship.


Recent Comments "Being God"

Malik is a bad boy. His actions reveal the apprehension and mistrust he feels towards others and the wrongs that were done to him. He willingly takes the blame for a crime a friend committed, does community service, and tries to make things right with two girls he’s hurt. Still, many times Malik veers onto the wrong path. Despite Malik’s wrongdoings and faults, I thought he was likable since what he’s going through can be attributed to his youth and past. Also, he does undergo positive cha [...]

This book for young adults is good on so many levels. It tells the story of an angry, hurt, confused young kid of 17, Malik Kaplan, who thinks being a “badass” is the way to cope with all the hurt and pain in the world: hit out at others before they hit you, and then self-medicate (through alcohol or whatever is handy), to take away the pain of who and what you are (and are not). So: does this sound like a protagonist you would like? No, it does not. It did not to me. But I got hooked almost [...]

This book took me a while to read, but not because I thought it was a bad book. B.A. Binns is a good writer, and by no means is this story boring, but quite the opposite. Instead, I would call it real. Personally, I am a reader of fantasies, adventure books, both if I can get them; so reading a book with so much drama is rare for me. Especially a book that feels like it is digging a hole for the main character, where you can feel the shovel punch deep into the ground every time Malik makes a mis [...]


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