Being God

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.
Being God This sequel to 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 cro

  • Title: Being God
  • Author: B.A. Binns
  • ISBN: 978098818210
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    B.A. Binns

    B A Binns is the eldest of five children and grew up in Chicago, Il She now resides in a Chicago suburb where she works with the youth group at her church and volunteers at the local library and senior center where she assist users with computer problems She finds writing an exercise in self discipline, and the perfect follow up to her life as an adoptive parent and a cancer survivor She is a member of both RWA Romance Writers of America and SCBWI Society of Children s Book Wrtiters and Illustraters After graduating Hyde Park High School, she obtained degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, and in Computer Science from Roosevelt University, and DePaul University At least the research side of being an author comes naturally Her writing skills were honed at Chicago State University and Harper College.She writes to attract and inspire both male and female readers with stories of real boys growing into real men and the people who love them Her debut Young Adult novel, PULL, tells the story of one young man s journey from guilt and the fear that biology forces him to repeat his father s violence, to the realization that his future is in his own hands In addition to PULL, she has had numerous short stories published and is currently working on a sequel.

    506 Comment

    • Medeia Sharif said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:33 AM

      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 [...]

    • Jill said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:33 AM

      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 [...]

    • Anna said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:33 AM

      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 [...]

    • B.A. Binns said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:33 AM

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