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Begonia's carefree world has been turned upside down. Forced to become the head of her household she has to trade her paintbrush in for a switchblade, and her love of art into a love affair with the hood. Lying, stealing, and turning tricks, Begonia will do any and everything she can to protect her sisters from the ugliness of the world. However, it just isn't enough... When her younger sister Violet, desperate to escape the hell her life has become is seduced by an up and coming Corner boy, and their baby sister Daisy is riddled with disease that could be fatal if not cared for, Begonia is caught between the hard knocks of the streets and the nightmare of her home life. From the critically acclaimed author of Strawberry Mansion comes the tale of Begonia Brown. Raised in the unforgiving streets of North Philadelphia, Begonia Brown is undoubtedly a product of her environment, young, ruthless, and criminally minded.

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    Begonia Brown

    Wonderful book,.....you're cheering her on and you can tell its not going to be a happy ending,....its a sad tragedy that unfolds everyday in real life,....families torn apart by drug use,......a real gut wrenching story,.....

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    Begonia brown

    Loved the book. Real true to life characters with real issues.

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    Begonia a philadelphia story

    A great book!

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