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The Necessary Hunger

Narrated by: Jin Yang
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Two high-school girls growing up in the inner city, one Japanese American, the other African American, hunger for basketball stardom and a life beyond South Central Los Angeles. 

As a star basketball player in her last year of high school, Nancy Takahiro's life is about to change forever. Facing the fear of leaving home and wondering where her skill will take her, Nancy is not prepared for the complications that arise when she meets Raina Webber, a devoted, ferocious athlete, whose love of basketball is matched only by her talent for it.

©1997, 2019 Nina Revoyr (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • 20-01-20

Words cannot explain

Although it is set in the 80s, the story rings true even to this day.

The Protagonist is comfortable in her skin, but still shows her vulnerability when she strongly feels about things.

The narrative and tone of the different to modern books did not detract, but rather drew me in. I couldn't let it go, and didn't want it to end, even though it was inevitable.

World recommend this book to anyone.