The fictional novel Real Life is about a young male adult whose entire family's life changed when their beloved father was inexplicably murdered on their front porch. The main character, Real, being the new man of the house, must do what it takes to support his now broken family. He decides to embark on a strenuous journey with selling drugs, thinking that it was the best way of survival in Chicago. At first, the lifestyle change brings him and his family sudden riches, but then Real gets into trouble with the wrong people. How will he be able to handle all of life's unforgiving pressures thrown at him because of senseless gun violence? A certain twist will be revealed with the sequel to my hopeful hit Real Life. I, as the author, wrote this story to entertain the issue of street violence. I feel that this terrible epidemic has gone on far enough. I try to explain how gun violence alters lives forever--the lives of the families affected and their friends around them. I also try to tell a heartfelt story that will hopefully move everyone enough to want and embrace change. Change we so desperately need.