I received the book today. It brough back the excitement I felt when I wanted the movie about five years ago. I was getting into poetry at the time. Therefore, I enjoyed the poetry by Saul Williams, who played the main character in the movie. My friend Camille even gave Saul some of my poems and my address so he could write to me. Though I didn't hear from him, it was cool.
If you haven't watched the movie, you should. I recommend teacher and social workers to share the movie with youth.
I look forward to reading about the making of the movie.