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Powerful Promises, Sketchy Plans

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Wow! This book makes me want to have a copy in my hands, sit down, and start reading it now. The character of Buck seems to believable: life is okay living at home and working at Starbucks. Until... a smooth talking, modern day version of a snake oil salesman sells Buck with powerful promises of an immediate $65,000 a year job. Buck's lack of respect for his friend who wants to continue with schooling in order to be a nurse shows just how delusional Rhett's snake-oil promises are. There is obviously tension in the family since Buck's mother seems too interested in an equally sketchy real estate solicitation. You know how it goes: this opportunity will never come again, etcetera, etcetera. Of course this agent would only be buying their place out of the goodness of his heart to help this Black American family. This gritty and real scene promises a great read.