Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling urban classic novel about a young woman coming of age in the late 1980s.
Tracy Ellison, a young knockout with tall hair and attitude, is living life as fast as she can. Motivated by the material world, she and her friends love and leave the young men who will do anything to get next to them. It's only when the world of gratuitous sex threatens heartbreak that Tracy begins to examine her life, her goals, and her sexuality.
E. Lynn Harris With a thoroughly entertaining and confident voice, Omar Tyree leads the pack of a new generation of African-American male writers.
Quinn Eli The Philadelphia Inquirer Tyree's prose is engaging, vibrant, and hightly readable.
Nelson George Author of Seduced With Flyy Girl, Omar Tyree has gone from the underground to the mainstream and right in your face! Look out, this is a brother on a mission.
Rasalyn McMillan Author of Knowing Flyy Girl sizzles and Omar Tyree smokes as one of the hottest young black male novelists in a long, long time.
Tracy Ellison, a middle-class African-American teen in 1980s Philadelphia, uses her personal brand of intimidating flattery to conquer one guy after another--until she meets her match. Meanwhile, Raheema, Tracy's girlfriend and neighbor, struggles to maintain good grades in school and to avoid the pressures to stray from the path she has chosen.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree is the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Fiction, and the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. He has published more than twenty books on African-American people and culture, including five New York Times bestselling novels. He is a popular national speaker, and a strong advocate of urban literacy. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Learn more at OmarTyree.com.