cls4a, March 19, 2008 (view all comments by cls4a)
I read the first chapter and I was hooked. This book is a great find, and a great read for teens and parents of teens. I plan to use it to start a program for teen girls at my place of business. That's just how powerful the messages are in these stories. Don't think twice about buying this book for your teen daughter or for yourself if you are wondering what teens are going through.
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Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives
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by Harper Collins,
There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how.
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