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Your friends can save your life

July 18, 2006|by BRIANNA DORSEY

I have to admit that at first I really didn't want to read "We Beat the Street," by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Sharon M. Draper. To me it was just one of those books somebody gives you and you read to be polite. Well, boy was I wrong!

"We Beat the Street" is a true story about three boys, Sampson, George and Rameck, who are born into the drugs, violence, and dangers of the ghetto. The book tells stories of major events that happen throughout the boys' lives. Some stories are unbelievable.

The boys meet in seventh grade. They become best friends, support each other, and share a goal. They all want more than a life in the ghetto. They make a pact with each other to make it through college and to live their dream of becoming doctors.

Despite trials and tribulations, all three men accomplish their dreams and are successful doctors. They wrote this book together to help and give inspiration to teens.

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I enjoyed "We Beat the Street." I believe that no matter who you are, you will relate to the life experiences they went through. The book showed what a powerful tool friendship is.

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