In his compelling memoir about his violent youth on inner city streets, Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A., Luis J. Rodriguez describes his experiences as a Latino gang member in East Los Angeles in the late 1960's. Like many young.
Though Always Running is a personal account of Rodriguez’s gang activity and later activism, it’s as much a historical account of the factors that led to the rise of gangs in LA in the 20th Century—and he blends the two perfectly. We see how those factors are similar to those that led Rodriguez to join a gang himself.
Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. By Luis J. Rodriguez. Read preview. Synopsis. The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new cover.
FreeBookSummary.com. 1. For what reason do you think the creator decides to both start and end his diary with a Presentation and Epilog concentrating on his high school child, instead of himself? How does Luis utilize his child's battle to present bigger issues, for example, authentic American mobs and police fierceness? 2. Through the span of the diary, Luis' develops from a modest.
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Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. is a 1993 autobiographical book by Mexican-American author Luis J. Rodriguez. In the book, Rodriguez recounts his days as a member of a street gang in Los Angeles (specifically, East Los Angeles and the city's eastern suburbs), has been highly acclaimed and contrasted to the works of Louis-Ferdinand Celine and George Orwell's Down and Out in.
By age of twelve, Luis Rodriguez was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as drugs, murder, suicide, and senseless acts of street crime claimed.
Always running La Vida Loca: Gang Days in LA touched me and that it brought me through a range of feelings which were influenced by Louis Rodrigues’z writing style and the events that took place throughout the memoir.At points, I almost broke down in tears, at one point I did. The horrible events that Rodriguez went through were shocking.