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by James Siegel

Derailed by James Siegel X
Derailed by James Siegel
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    Feb 2003, 304 pages
    Jun 2004, 400 pages

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Very exciting book
I was gripped by the plot from the very beginning. It was one of those books that it was difficult to put down.

I read the entire book in one night...simply an outstanding novel that kept my attention until the last page.

I made the mistake of watching the movie before reading the book. THe movie was good (my favorite movie actually) But the book was so much better! I had many sleepless nights just reading this book...I couldnt put it down. I highly recommened this book!!

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I am more than half way though the book, and I find it to be pretty intense and entertaining. Although, I do agree that there are many racial slurs in the novel. This can't help but make me wonder if James Seigel is prejudice himself. Honestly, if you don't like any bit of racism, then don't read the book. As for me, I am a biracial high school student, and it doesn't bother me to the point where I need to put the book down.

First book I have read by this author. A real page turner.
Joe Ayers

I read approximately 50 novels each year and this one had so many plot twists that I couldn't put it down. Definitely the book of the year.

I want this book! I simply read the excerpt and that was enough! Talk about gripping!
Tamika D.

I'm a 22 year old African American female that lives in San Diego, CA. A friend at work told me about this book and said that it was so intense that he couldn't finish the book, he explained the plot and I said that I'll read it. I read through the first few chapters and was immediately discusted because this book is full of racial comments towards (mainly) African Americans and Hispanics. I stopped reading it because I was upset and I tried to get through the book thinking it was my imagination. I read through another chapter and again, there was his racism. I told a friend that I would put money on the fact that he made the mugger something other than "Caucasian" so I jump to that chapter and of course there was more racism. I don't like the book because it is subcontiously telling people to pretty much watch their back from us "sloe eyed Black" people. The sentence was actually "Sloe Eyed black Man" in the book. I personally think this display of racism should be taken off the shelfs in bookstores!
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