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Two Badges by Mona Ruiz explores the dichotomy between the world of a gang member and police officer through first person There is an abundant use of tone words of varying difficulty utilized as Mona relates her story The simplicity of talking about being a gang member of a police officer is completely obliterated as she talks about being a part of both worlds at the same time Fighting for legitimacy and respect from fellow gang members at parties only to put on a police uniform the next day Two Badges by Mona Ruiz explores the dichotomy between the world of a gang member and police officer through first person There is an abundant use of tone words of varying difficulty utilized as Mona relates her story The simplicity of talking about being a gang member of a police officer is completely obliterated as she talks about being a part of both worlds at the same time Fighting for legitimacy and respect from fellow gang members at parties only to put on a police uniform the next day and head off to the station The concept triggers a mire of conundrums the reader knows will present itself on any page Additionally, there are a number of themes explored within this novel Any teacher interested in covering love, family, responsibility, friendship, community, perspective, honor, and trust will find abundant material here The story itself is told primarily utilizing formal English conventions There are a number of places where Spanish is utilized in conversations adding to its authenticity while making sure it does not overwhelm non speakers This book happened to be sitting on the shelf of my reading room collecting dust until a student selected it as the group read last week Now, it s all the kids in the classroom are talking about I have read a number of gang related books and I honestly was sick of the topic While Two Badges deals with the same topic, it also does something farremarkable it explores the world of a police officer A lot of my students some with good reason hate and fear the police They never really considered the human being behind the shield Many of the discussions which have been prompted by Mona s story has challenged my students to research the police or speak to the ones stationed in our building In terms of literature that affects the reader, I am hard pressed to think of any other title which has caused such an immediate and obvious mental shift in my students I really enjoyed this book as did my students Mona had a crazy life and I believe we can learn much from her life. The story Two Badges is based on a true tragic story Ramond Sandoval, who is Romonas father, was raised in Santa Ana where all the gansters would always cause trouble Ramond was the second child in his family When he had his second kid he named her Ramona Sandoval, just like him He gave her his name because he thought she d be the most responsible one in the family just like he was When Ramona would spend time with her father, her father always taught her how to always stay away from the g The story Two Badges is based on a true tragic story Ramond Sandoval, who is Romonas father, was raised in Santa Ana where all the gansters would always cause trouble Ramond was the second child in his family When he had his second kid he named her Ramona Sandoval, just like him He gave her his name because he thought she d be the most responsible one in the family just like he was When Ramona would spend time with her father, her father always taught her how to always stay away from the gangbangers Her father was a religious man He told mona Ramona that the police was like the gods soldiers protecting the world Mona wanted to become a police because she thought she d make her father happy but not only that she d be one of gods soldiers When she went on highschool she began to get in many fights and loved the feeling of people hitting her and her hitting back Mona becomes a chola She starts joining the party scene Ramona meets a guy there and they get married They start having children but then abusement begins happening When I read this story I cried in several parts because its not fair how children get to see parents fighting and children get tramatized This story has so much meaning This is one of my favorite books because this book gave some teenagers advice on situations like Ramona, Sandoval, Ruiz I recommend this book to anyone who has problems with there boyfriends or abusement Mona Ruiz was born into a large family, child of two hard working parents who wanted the best for their children Unfortunately, she was also born into a neighborhood in Santa Ana that was slowly descending into gang territory as she reached the dangerous age of adolescence Though her parents had drilled into their children the dangers of gangs, and the truth of right and wrong, they couldn t stop the influences that surrounded them Mona entered the gang life at a young age She also dabbled w Mona Ruiz was born into a large family, child of two hard working parents who wanted the best for their children Unfortunately, she was also born into a neighborhood in Santa Ana that was slowly descending into gang territory as she reached the dangerous age of adolescence Though her parents had drilled into their children the dangers of gangs, and the truth of right and wrong, they couldn t stop the influences that surrounded them Mona entered the gang life at a young age She also dabbled with a career in law enforcement at a young age, getting her first job with the police force while still in high school Two futures were possible for young Mona which one she chose was up to her In this gripping autobiography Mona shares her challenges and her opportunities, and acknowledges the mistakes she made that derailed her life This was an honest and heartfelt look at the author s life It s a cautionary tale for young people who are facing decisions that can affect the rest of their lives It s also a hopeful tale, one that shows how a person can change their lot in life even after they ve gotten off to a bad start I thought her thoughts were well organized and found her story inspiring ( Free Ebook ) ♷ Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz ☼ autobiography of gang member turned policewoman Great book.I do recommend to everyone Very well written A true story that reads like a novel Takes place in the 1980s but still valid today. What attracted me to this book was basically what it said in the cover The Lives of Mona Ruiz That surprised me because I assumed it was a story about an ordinary undercover cop, but it wasn t just that Also the book was recommended to me by one of my teachers Mona Ruiz grew up in the city of Santa Ana, California in the 1970s and 1980s Mona grew up around gangs and violence Her father always told her to stay of the gang life, but around Santa Ana it was nearly impossible Ruiz spent mos What attracted me to this book was basically what it said in the cover The Lives of Mona Ruiz That surprised me because I assumed it was a story about an ordinary undercover cop, but it wasn t just that Also the book was recommended to me by one of my teachers Mona Ruiz grew up in the city of Santa Ana, California in the 1970s and 1980s Mona grew up around gangs and violence Her father always told her to stay of the gang life, but around Santa Ana it was nearly impossible Ruiz spent most of her young years affiliated with the gangs and married to an abusive husband Mona soon figured out that enough was enough, she stepped away from the gangs and left her husband, and began a new life, the life her father wanted and something she loved, to be a cop Mona Ruiz and her book inspired me to stay of the gang life, how she describes how she was with her friends and at the keg parties seemed fun but then come the consequences, the drive bys, and your friends dying at arm distance from you It s scary, but it also motivated me to pursue my dream of being a cop also This is a Non fiction book, I really enjoyed reading it This book can reflect on todays world how many young girls are struggling in life and it also you can learn from the authors mistakes Well this book is basically about a girl named Mona Ruiz, she grew up in the city of Santa Ana in the 1980s Mona grew up in a poor neighborhood where you see violence and gangs As a young child she was in a gang and her father told her to get out of it and had taught her to do good in life and become a po This is a Non fiction book, I really enjoyed reading it This book can reflect on todays world how many young girls are struggling in life and it also you can learn from the authors mistakes Well this book is basically about a girl named Mona Ruiz, she grew up in the city of Santa Ana in the 1980s Mona grew up in a poor neighborhood where you see violence and gangs As a young child she was in a gang and her father told her to get out of it and had taught her to do good in life and become a police officer To become a police it meant alot for her father he said it was like gods soldiers For Mona it was very hard for her to get out of the gangs Mona went to a party where she met a guy and later years got married to him and he became very abusive She then got pregnant, Mona wasnt happy the way she was living her life It is a really great book to read i want to recommend it to anyone who likes to read drama and suspense Ruiz does an excellent job of not skirting the dirty details of life in a gang and the struggles to leave her gang family behind Shunning the requisite happy ending readers expect, Ruiz reminds us that life is fluid and that life experiences good and bad shape who we have become only at this moment Two Badges is perfectly set up to invite a sequel to Mona s inaugural novel.