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They call me Sour. The opposite of sweet. Shanking, stabbing, steaming, robbing, I did it all, rolling with the Man Dem. I did it because I was bad. I did it because I had heart. And the reason I reckon I got away with it for so long? Because I was a girl.

Sour is the true story of a former Brixton gang girl, drug dealer, and full-time criminal. A member of the Younger 28s, a notorious gang that terrorised the postcodes around Brixton in the 90s, Sour escapes a troubled family life to immerse herself in the street life of likking and linking. She never leaves her house without a knife. At the age of 15, she stabs an innocent man in the street, earning her unrivalled respect and ‘Top-Dog' status amongst her crew. She believes she is invincible. But the consequences of her actions are soon to catch up with her. Waking for the second time in two weeks in a hospital bed, to the news that she is pregnant, she realises it's time to turn her life around. Motherhood will be a rude awakening, but it may also be her saving grace.

Told with raw emotions and ferocious honesty, this is the real, on-the-record, story of one woman's descent down the rabbit hole of gangland, and her efforts, as a daughter, mother, and girlfriend, to claw herself out.

©2014 Tracey Miller (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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This book & audio was a must read/listen for me.

I really wanted to understand as much as possible about her young life and I'm happy that she survived! 🙏🏾
I was on my daily walk when I listened to the part of the book where she was assaulted... I wanted revenge for her immediately! I also wanted Tracey to stay with David... I just wanted the best for her & her young ones.

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beautiful woman

loved it was great & inspiring to hear that a young girl can become an important role in young youths today who are less likely to be able to make it in this society we are living in ❣️