THE INFLUENCED

THE INFLUENCED

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Khadija Grant By KhadijaGrant Completed

Set in the 1990s, eleven-year-old David moves from the inner city to the suburbs, but the severe beatings escalate, he is still impoverished and wearing mildewed clothes to school has made him a target for bullies. There is one person who brings him happiness, Samantha. David admires Samantha's joy for life, her beautiful Sunday dresses and her determination to find her dead mother's journal. But when David witnesses three suspicious men enter her home, he realizes Samantha has family secrets of her own. Now more than ever, David is desperate to do something to change their lives. However, without the right influences, how will they ever succeed?

In this captivating story of two children trying to find their way through adulthood, experience the impact just one person can have on a child's life. It's a thought-provoking story of love, tragedy and triumph, and one you will never forget.

TheRula TheRula Sep 22
Okay and you need to find that strength to leave him and beat his ass
DeBesMan DeBesMan Jul 09
You don't know how happy I am to finally find an authentic book starring this type of cast. I feel like I've entered my childhood a bit with some of the references here. There's no doubt in my mind that your writing ranks above most. This is just some powerful stuff!
BooBoogurl4 BooBoogurl4 Aug 11
Wow, Blaming it on her child :( so sad. Dije can't call herself a women.
As a mother  I would never do that. Why would you blame your child for something that you did and you know he's going to get beat? That just made me so mad 😤
Yasssssss a woman that can't own up to her mistakes is not a woman at all... but adding that in the story makes it great
This is such beautiful writing. You've successfully managed to make me hate the mother already. I hope things get better for David