DJGBC Authors Spotlight: Kevon Gulley “Just Like Compton”

kevon_gulley2010-wideAbout the Author

Kevon Gulley is an every day kid from Compton. I grew up in the Imperial Courts projects until age 10, then my Grandmother came to rescue my siblings and I when she found out that my Mother was doing drugs. From there i grew up on the streets of Compton and entered the Gang life. At age 17 i was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in the California Youth Authority for Carjacking, Kidnapping, and Discharging a firearm. Only to return 3 years later with an 8 year sentence. it is during this period of incarceration that “Just Like Compton” was born. I had read all the Teri Woods novels, and a few of the other Urban authors and they all had 1 thing in common. Predictability. Instead of sitting around complaining, I decided to do something about it. Enjoy the results.
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Just Like Compton
Welcome to Compton where life is similar to Baghdad. Take a peek inside the lives of three childhood friends and journey with them through adult hood. Who dies? who goes to prison? who falls in love? who makes it out? you’ll have to read to find out.
Amazon.Com Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, November 8, 2010
By Vonniboo
This review is from: Just Like Compton: Finally a real hood novel (Paperback)

I really enjoyed this book. If you wanna take a ride through Compton this is one way to do it. If you thought you seen it all on TV think again. Great story.

5.0 out of 5 stars new age Mark Twain, May 27, 2012
This review is from: Just Like Compton: Finally a real hood novel (Paperback)

When reading Just like Compton you know from the beginning that this author is truly from the streets of Compton. Unlike the many writers who write their books based on what they have heard third party or seen on TV/movies the details in his book are so raw and gritty only someone who came from the streets of Compton could paint a picture so vivid!

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book…Learned A Lot, December 27, 2012
This review is from: Just Like Compton: Finally a real hood novel (Paperback)

When I first start to read this book, I had to really take my time being that I was not raised in Ca, but reading and seeing how the author gave all the details, you know he was not writing about something he heard and he was actually writing about what he experience growing up, Times have changed and the area has changed somewhat I heard, since i am not from Cali but have lived there, but the things he wrote about makes you go back and evaluate your own hood, and then you start to think how did I go through all of that and survived, I say that to say this I see the author went through all of that but he survived and can now write about all his mishaps and all his good times, this is an awesome book because it is a wake up book to make you see the light.

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