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Painted Black Painted Black is a novel about two Chicago street people teenagers not even old enough to vote or fight for their country or drink a beer legally that is They ve been kicked in the face cursed and

  • Title: Painted Black
  • Author: Debra R. Borys
  • ISBN: 9781614690009
  • Page: 343
  • Format: ebook
  • Painted Black is a novel about two Chicago street people, teenagers not even old enough to vote or fight for their country or drink a beer, legally that is They ve been kicked in the face, cursed and, worst of all, ignored and yet they continue to say screw you They fight to survive, to thrive.Lexie Green has been selling herself for drug money ever since her mama kickedPainted Black is a novel about two Chicago street people, teenagers not even old enough to vote or fight for their country or drink a beer, legally that is They ve been kicked in the face, cursed and, worst of all, ignored and yet they continue to say screw you They fight to survive, to thrive.Lexie Green has been selling herself for drug money ever since her mama kicked her out at thirteen A dope sick street kid will do anything to get high again Anything to scratch the itchy palms, ease the stomach cramps, control the vomiting But when she s asked to pose nude with a bizarre collection of freeze dried corpses the freak show seems too much to face alone.Christopher Robert Young, Cry for short, couldn t use addiction as an excuse He told himself he went with Lexie to keep her safe, that it had nothing to do with his struggle to avoid hustling along the harbor like Tito and the others Selling blowjobs for forty bucks, however, pales in comparison to the macabre scene he finds at Sloan and Whiteside s funeral home where they freeze dry the dead like special order pizzas.Until she met Lexie and Chris, reporter Jo Sullivan s column at Winds of Change was just a job to pay the bills But when the young girl, with her haunting eyes and eerie tale, disappears, Jo finds herself caught up in the lives of those homeless people she used to just write about As she and Chris try to unravel the twisted mystery at Sloan and Whiteside s, Jo can t help comparing the dark heart of the city with the dark shadows in her own family s past.

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    1. Darian Wilk on said:

      Painted Black is about the young faces we see on the streets, covered in dirt, wearing worn out clothes, shrouded in looks of hate, pride, and fear. Lexie and Chris (Cry) are among the many faces people pretend not to see as they drive by, or rush to meet their lunch date. Young teen Lexie, turned drug addicted prostitute and Cry do what they have to get by - until Lexie is met with the most unusual proposition to date. To pose new with corpses. Jo, a reporter trying to cover the lives of the st [...]

    2. Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews) on said:

      This is the story of Jo Sullivan. She is a reporter, writing short stories about the forgotten homeless of Chicago. This is a mystery and Jo must get to the bottom of a missing teenage prostitute, a dodgy funeral service that specializes in freeze drying corpses for those that can afford it, and a possible link between the two. With a Youth Worker and one of the prostitutes closest friends for help, she tries to get to the bottom of the mystery whilst fighting her own demons at the same time. I [...]

    3. MyGoodBookshelf on said:

      Suspense novels are one of my favourite genres; the grittier and more believable the better as far as I'm concerned! I was happy when Debra R. Borys approached me to review her novel as it certainly sounded like an intriguing read. Immediately upon picking it up it became clear that the author knows her subject matter well and I had difficulty in putting this down until I had finished it. I don't want to give too much away however, because I certainly don't want to spoil the plot for any potenti [...]

    4. Norelle Done on said:

      Painted Black tells the part mystery, part drama story of a young homeless girl named Lexie Green that goes missing in Chicago, and the team of mismatched individuals that comes together to find her. Jo Sullivan is a reporter that covers the stories of homeless in Chicago for a small newspaper. Chris is a homeless kid who was Lexie’s friend and was with her when she went missing, and he may have an idea of what happened to her. Jack Prescott works with the kids on the street and helps bridge t [...]

    5. Heather Boustead on said:

      Painted BlackBy Debra R. Borys Jo Sullivan is a reporter for a Chicago newspaper, Winds of Change, one night she and her friend Keisha run into a young woman who is selling herself on the streets. Keisha knows this girl from her work with an outreach program, insisting she stop and talk to the girl; Jo goes along and soon becomes wrapped up in a strange tale. When Lexie disappears the reporter in Jo must find out what has happened, along the way she soon runs into Chris a street kid who is tryin [...]

    6. The TBR Pile *Book review site* on said:

      Full Review: thetbrpile.weebly/1/post/2This is a crime/suspense/mystery kind of book, but at the forefront are all the characters that Debra R Borys portrays so well. This was one of those books where you start reading and before you can even blink you are almost done with it. I was so caught up with the characters of this book. Chris, who has chosen to live on the streets so that his parents have one less mouth to feed, is jaded from the hard life he lives, but he still tries to help others and [...]

    7. Laura on said:

      This is one of those stories that really opens your eyes. Homeless street kids are everywhere. However, do we really stop and notice them as we go about our day to day lives? Jo Sullivan is a reporter writing a Street Stories column who after a brief meeting with Lexie Green becomes embroiled in one of the most unique mysteries I've read in a long time. From drugs, hustling, and child abuse to the seedy and disgusting desires of a strange and twisted man this story keeps you reading from page on [...]

    8. Jennifer Zuna on said:

      This is one of those stories that really opens your eyes. Homeless street kids are everywhere but do we really stop and notice them as we go about our day to day lives? Jo Sullivan is a reporter writing a Street Stories column who after a brief meeting with Lexie Green becomes embroiled in one of the most unique mysteries I've read in a long time. From drugs, hustling, and child abuse to the seedy and disgusting desires of a strange and twisted man this story keeps you reading from page one to t [...]

    9. James Ewing on said:

      Painted Black is the fast-paced story of the nearly invisible people living on the street, and the people who prey on them. Set in Chicago, Painted Black gives a gritty look at the hidden reality of homelessness, and the lengths these pariahs are forced to go to, just to survive. The story follows street-beat reporter Jo Sullivan in her obsessive search for a missing teenage girl. As she uncovers clues to the girl's whereabouts, Jo comes face-to-face with gutter-level hardcores, social working s [...]

    10. Snow Wolf on said:

      Engaging, fast-paced, and thought provoking. The author pulls no punches when portraying the life and trials of street kids. The pacing comes from the use of multiple main characters, with their very varied viewpoints on life or the situation. Also nice to see was how the author only revealed a little about a character's past at a time, instead of sudden deluges of information I've seen elsewhere.I look forward to other works from this author, particularly if they fall in series with this book.

    11. Gordon Hooper on said:

      The book is grim, gritty and often sad, but there is still a glimmer of hope that some can be saved from the streets. I found the dialog and depictions very realistic, no doubt stemming from the author’s years volunteering with homeless on the streets of both Chicago and Seattle. The action and dialogue reminded me of a hardboiled detective story. The chapters are short, with the point of view shifting often, which keeps the story fresh throughout. We in Scandinavia have patted ourselves on th [...]

    12. Debra Borys on said:

      The five star rating above is mine. As the author, it is, of course prejudiced.Below is a 4 star review from given by Jayant Swamy:amazon/review/R145GPTLDisconcerting. Painted Black hits you below the belt. Street kids, hustling, poverty, drugs, child abuse and all this happening in a developed country. We always knew they existed. Yet somehow these things have always come to be associated with the third world. This is where Painted Black scores. The characters may be fictional but the backdro [...]

    13. Oh My Bookness on said:

      If it's seeing it the real world you see first hand what low really means but in the fictional world there is no guarantee those same people you may have once known or seen in the real world will be prayed as having actual emotions, feelings, motivations and reasons for what they may have done or have not done, or accused of doing, a back story that may lead up to a single event that transpires to the future. Here is the thing about Painted Black author Debra R. Borys, she treats her characters [...]

    14. Jayant Swamy on said:

      Disconcerting. Painted Black hits you below the belt. Street kids, hustling, poverty, drugs, child abuse and all this happening in a developed country. We always knew they existed. Yet somehow these things have always come to be associated with the third world. This is where Painted Black scores. The characters may be fictional but the backdrop is real and their travails present us the dark side of urban America.Kudos to author Deb Borys for weaving an edge-of-the-seat story around such sordidn [...]

    15. Kelley on said:

      Novel received courtesy of giveawayThis is such a dark book that I had trouble reading very much at one time. Teenagers living on the street and what they have to do to stay alive are the subject of Jo Sullivan's series of columns she writes for a weekly Chicago paper. The description of their lives was really difficult to read because, I imagine, that it is true. When two of the kids must steal some stuff from a funeral home, they inadvertently learn that there is way more going on than just f [...]

    16. Angie Mangino on said:

      Painted BlackBy Debra R. Borys2012 Reviewed by Angie ManginoRating: 5 starsWhat do you see when you think of teens living on the streets of a city? Do you get angry, compassionate, or think it’s a shame, but not your problem? Be ready to see these teens in a different way.In this novel, Borys introduces readers to Jo Sullivan, a reporter who started out just looking for a story, but who finds so much more. Most especially, she finds Chris Young, a young graffiti artist living on the streets, s [...]

    17. Judith Kirscht on said:

      Jo Sullivan helps a homeless boy, Chris, look for his missing girlfriend, carrying us deep into the Chicago’s underbelly where street kids struggle to survive. Their quest carries them deep into the macabre, where the homeless are fed into the sick ambitions of the rich. The stories of neglect and abuse that people her world are as real as the mystery of Lexie’s disappearance, and in the end, Borys creates not only a page turning mystery, but an authentic and moving picture of a bitter, hars [...]

    18. Gary Stout on said:

      Borys has written a story from the streets of Chicago. She has developed consistent characters, used excellent imagery, and captured a glimpse of youth viewpoint of life on the streets and lost innocence. It's easy to get behind the plot and want to follow along as the characters find themselves caught up in the struggle to survive amidst the horror of greed-at-any-cost entrepreneurs that see the street youth only as pawns in their diabolical schemes. The thrilling climax will leave you breathle [...]

    19. Anne Martin on said:

      Sorry, I really tried to like it, but it did not wok for me. I did not like the street-like English used in most of the book, I could not get into the story and even less believe it. 15 and 16 year old are supposed to be cared for and no in the streets. I know the DCFS is far from perfect, but living in the open and prostituting themselves cannot be better for kids. I have no understood the money part, which does not make sense.

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