Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Harlem Hustle by Janet McDonald

Harlem Hustle is a teenager living in (where else?) Harlem. Hustle, who also goes by "Double H" (real name Eric Samson) may not have much in his life, but he's got big dreams. Hustle wants to be a rap star. He's got the words--he's been writing down his raps for a long time now. He just needs to break into the music business and get his work noticed. Easy, right?

This was a decent book. The characters, while interesting, were not particularly three-dimensional. They didn't exactly step off of the page. The storyline was not particularly original, either. There are tons of people out there with dreams of becoming music stars, and this wasn't a particularly new twist on that. Still, it was moderately interesting, and did keep my attention through most of it. The author's style wasn't remarkable, either. It was a decent read, though, but not one I'd spend my money on; I might, however, check it out from the library. It's worth that.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 6
Reviewer Age: 15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, NC USA