Tattoos on the heart Nicholas stoltenberg

Chapter one:

Chapter one is mainly a chapter where they show how all of the characters act and their personalities. This chapter helps get the story started well and helps you understand what this story is gonna be about. The chapter is called God, I Guess. The title of this chapter shows you how they are trying to change their lives. In chapter one it's explained that life doesn't make a lot of sense for them outside of God. There is a lot of stuff going on in this chapter to keep you thinking about what's gonna happen next.

Chapter two: Chapter two is called Dis-Grace and in this chapter there is a low key connection with God that is hard to understand for them. Father G does as much as he can for the gang members to help them. So far working at homeboy industry has started to change their lives around. Even though the homeboys want more and want to be as big and as powerful as God, they start to understand there limits. They start to act how God would act.

Chapter three: in this chapter you start to understand your point in life. Our job is to live holy in this world that God has created for us. We need to help the homeless instead of judging them. Chances are if you are trying to help someone, God will be happy with you. That is something that I learned this chapter and I hope that everyone that reads this book is interpreting it the same way I am.

Chapter four: Chapter four is called water, oil, flame. This chapter is really pointing out to me that we have to have faith no matter what is going on. Being holy is the best possible solution for anyone even if they are in a gang or not. The workers at homeboys are getting better and are understanding that if your “job” is to hold your ground, then it's probably good to know your “ground”. Homeboys industry is a very smart buisiness so far and it's really helping the gang member and helping there religious life.

Chapter five: This chapter is called slow work. The title really gets you thinking and if you think hard enough you will come to a conclusion. My conclusion of this chapter is that I need to be more patient just as God is with me. If I had to have patients for someone like me I would pull my hair out and in this chapter the homeboys learn to start taking things slower and have more faith. If I ever got put in a position or knew someone in their position I would send them to father G.

Chapter six: Chapter 6 really gets you to the point and moves you along in the book.when G said that the killings would stop in this chapter I knew things were turning around for them. I knew they would start to create better attitudes and start to do more good deeds around the neighborhood to show that they have respect to give. A motto they show is “kill them with kindness”, which fits them really well considering they are in a gang. They are following the golden rule where you treat others the way you want to be treated. G has killed a ton of people, and he is tired of it he wants all of the death to come to an end. The rest of the gang wants the killing to end to so while this last g is trying to make the most of it and trying to get the best outcome.That is why this chapter is so important.

Chapter seven: chapter seven is when you can start to tell the book is almost over and all of the main focuses are coming to an end. Chapter seven is called gladness and that's what the whole chapter is about, trying to be glad or happy. The gang members don't like getting up to work everyday at homeboys but they know if they go they will end up glad by the end of the day and God calls them to this so they can have a better life and grow closer to God.

Chapter eight: chapter eight is called success. I'd say it is called success because Father G has had success turning the gang members into normal people. Now the gang members are living happy and with their enemies. This story true oh inspires me that I can transform all of my wrongs into my rights. I learned this from the book and I hope I find more books like this one

Chapter nine: the last and final chapter is called kinship. Kinship is what this whole book has been about and I think it's very important. Now they have reached their goal. They now celebrate justice instead of working for it. They no longer deny their dignity and accept it and make it a good thing. No longer do they feel powerful from crime but more powerless in a good way. They feel normal and respected by others.

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