Mr. Clean's Familia by David Bueno-Hill
This story begins when Jacob aka Mr. Clean's Uncle is released from prison. Jacob's Tio comes knocking on his door, not for a friendly visit, but to pull him back into gang life in Los Angeles.
Jacob's mother wants her only son to graduate from high school and go to college. Jacob wants to make his mother happy, but his main focus is living long enough to graduate. In between committing violent crimes with his Tio, watching his back when a homie decides to start beef, and hiding the fact that he's a gangster from his mom, Jacob falls in love with Melody, a pretty girl who's street smart and book smart at the same time.
In the end, Mr. Clean is forced to make a decision that will either destroy Jacob and his Familia or free him from gang life forever.