Whatever you love could be taken away, so live like it’s your dying day.
When I first read ‘True to the Game,’ over two decades ago it was the first book I truly fell in love with. I found it right smack dab in the middle of my obsession with Urban Fiction; aka ‘street lit’ aka street fiction.
But most Urban Fiction is a genre defined by socio-economic realities and ghetto culture. The tone is usually dark and grimy focusing on sex, violence and the streets.
I remember back then I couldn’t just go to chapters and get this type of gem. I would travel to NYC from my small town, east of Toronto, in order to find the best of the best in Urban Fiction. Authors like K’wan, Teri Woods, and Sistah Souljah would excite me with their words.
‘True to the Game’ was one of my finds and ever since it continues to hold a special place in my heart.
Since we are in the midst of the quaratine I thought that I book like this would be a nice escape from reality.
The story follows 18-year old Gena who falls in love with drug kingpin Quadir after a chance encounter. Their struggles to let love blossom in the midst of life in the game.
What I love most about this book is the story but also the sheer tenacity of author Teri Woods sold 1 million copies out of her car. Amazing!
It’s not the best book I’ve ever read,
but it was consistently entertaining.
Although the writing isn’t the best I think the feel and the story are truly an experience. Hopefully, you read along with us this month. and of course remain true to the game!