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.

  • abuse
  • bullying
  • growing
  • high
  • love
  • middle
  • poverty
  • resilience
  • school
  • teen
He either wants to use the rest of the money for drugs or he has an mistress.  At least that's what I think.
Effie_maish Effie_maish Jul 13
Kunte Kinte made me cry... that's the only movie I've ever cried in😢😢😢....😭😭😭😭
Scarlet-L Scarlet-L May 07
Ok, first of all - this is amazing writing. Second... Why hasn't this woman taken her son to the hospital?! Better yet... It really seems like she'd rather let her son receive a beating rather than herself... (sorry - rant over 🤗 really great story).
Oh hell no. I understand she's afraid but your baby. You know what's going to happen to him and you know you have a better chance than he does but you just had to blame him didn't you. Your his mother you're supposed to protect him, not sell him out.
Thank you! I can't wait until you finish it! Please let me know what you think. : )
He either wants to use the rest of the money for drugs or he has an mistress.  At least that's what I think.