Violent Realities in Dodgers

DodgersEast’s job was to guard the drug house and give a warning if the police were coming, though something went wrong and the alarm wasn’t given. East is only fifteen, and he’s made a major mistake, but instead of being punished he’s been offered another job. This one is much more dangerous since he’s supposed to drive from L.A. to Wisconsin with three other young men to kill a witness.

East has reservations about the job especially when he finds out that his younger brother is part of the group. They don’t get along and his brother is unpredictable and violent putting East on edge as he worries about the job and his brother in Dodgers by Bill Beverly. This realistic novel is a coming-of-age story set on America’s highways as East must somehow grow into manhood with violence and murder only a beat away.

Christina Callison has been blogging about books for the library’s website since 2006. She has read hundreds of books that include mysteries, fantasies, horror, thrillers, non-fiction, general fiction, and some science fiction. She continues with her goal of finding new books and authors to recommend.