Pages: 314 Format: Paperback EAN/ISBN: 1508905770 Publisher: Salt&Light/Create Space
My name is Michelina DélaCruz. Meet me at the crossroad where Faith meets Diversity and the Supernatural.
A bi-racial teen living with her single white mother in Stockton, California; Michelina struggles to find a place in a confusing & often hostile world. She doubts the existence of God let alone a God that cares. All she’s ever wanted was to fit in…somewhere. She feels her only way ‘out’ is ‘In.’ So she works to join a gang of girls in an attempt to establish her identity and finally gain a sense of belonging. Struggling to balance her two heritages, she chooses to undergo the deeply frightening and brutal gang initiation, at the hands of her new ‘friends’. Michelina is seriously injured in her final baptism into gang life and is transported to an out-of-body journey through the lives of her grandparents and parents. In ways she never imagined possible, her journey opens her eyes to the violence which simmers and erupts through generations and brings her closer to God and those she loves.