Secrets of a Side Bitch

Secrets of a Side Bitch
Author: Jessica N. Watkins
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN 10: 9781492747895
ISBN 13: 1492747890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Side Bitch Book Review:

He's beautiful with gray eyes, tall, chocolate ... and he's worth fighting for. Meet Omari - a gorgeous, hard working, twenty-eight year old man from the Southside of Chicago. No matter how hard he works at his job at UPS, it is never enough to take care of himself and his long-term girlfriend. After continuous pressure from his older cousin, Ching, Omari finally traded in busting his ass for working under Ching hustling three major blocks on the Westside. All is good as Omari juggles work and the drug game. That is, until Ching involves him in the murder of, who ends up being, the governor's nephew. As he dodges homicide detectives, Omari is also trying to dodge getting caught between two loves. He's been committed to Aeysha for seven years, but is falling each day for Simone, an older more established woman who is at his every beck and call. After years of playing the side chick, Simone finally finds love that she thinks is all her own. Just as she settles into loving Omari, she finds out about Aeysha and her desperate mind begins to plot on how to finally win her man. Simone's best friend, Tammy, thinks Simone is crazy as she herself is running from an obsessed ex-boyfriend who is persistent in trying to kill her. Tammy lives in hiding for months as she asks herself this burning question; how can a man love a woman with the same hands that he is willing to kill her with? As the murder investigation leads to arrests, the walls come down on these lovers. Murder, sex, and indictments lead to unforeseen tragedy and unexpected love.

Secrets of a Side Bitch 4

Secrets of a Side Bitch 4
Author: Jessica Watkins
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 9781507875902
ISBN 13: 1507875908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Side Bitch 4 Book Review:

After everything that he has been through, Omari can't even see himself in another relationship. Just the thought of Simone Campbell makes him turn away from any chick. Whether it's the baddest bitch or a foreign chick, he'll pass. But then "she" came into his life and that all changed. He's ready to live and love again, and she just might be the one. That is, if Simone doesn't ruin it like she has everything else in his life. Simone and her wicked, deadly ways are back. But she isn't still that devious side bitch that's obsessed with Omari Sutton. Now, she's obsessed with staying out of prison. However, one glimpse of Omari and his new leading lady causes her insanity to resurface. Little does she know, Detective Keisha Howard is just as obsessed as she is and won't sleep until she tracks down Simone to ensure that she pays for all of her murderous ways. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 4, every lie, trick, and murder is laid out on the table, and karma begins to take its revenge on some, while new life begins for others.

The Diary of a Side Chick

The Diary of a Side Chick
Author: Tamicka Higgins
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2016-03-28
ISBN 10: 9781530769858
ISBN 13: 153076985X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diary of a Side Chick Book Review:

Desirae is what can only described as a bad chick. She has the body, the personality, and the skill to basically have any kind of man that she wants. For a few months, however, she has been playing the side chick role to Tron. She is there for him even more than his own girlfriend is, and will do anything that he needs to keep him happy. However, soon enough, Desirae will go on a rollercoaster of emotions where she learns that this simply will not be enough. On this ride, she will learn that Tron is not what she thought he was while also learning just how strong his commitment to his chick is. Several explosive scenarios will send separate words colliding into one another, putting everyone involved to the test. No matter what, though, Desirae is the one who winds up paying the biggest price...

Her Deadly Secrets

Her Deadly Secrets
Author: Laura Griffin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1501162446
ISBN 13: 9781501162442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Deadly Secrets Book Review:

A young private investigator learns the price of keeping deadly secrets when a vicious killer sets his sights on her in this pulse-pounding thriller from the USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. Private investigator Kira Vance spends her days navigating the intricate labyrinth of Houston’s legal world, and she knows all of its shadowy players and dark secrets. On a seemingly normal day, she’s delivering a report to her top client when suddenly everything goes sideways and the meeting ends in a bloodbath. Twenty-four hours later, the police have no suspects but one thing is clear: a killer has Kira in his sights. Fiercely independent, Kira doesn’t expect—or want—help from anyone, least of all an unscrupulous lawyer and his elite security team. Instead, she launches her own investigation, hoping to uncover the answers that have eluded the police. But as Kira’s hunt for clues becomes more and more perilous, she realizes that she alone may hold the key to finding a vicious murderer. And she knows she must take help wherever she can find it if she wants to stay alive… Written with Laura Griffin’s signature “gritty, imaginative, sexy” (Cindy Gerard, New York Times bestselling author) style, Her Deadly Secrets is an electrifying and scintillating novel that packs a powerful punch.

Capone Capri

Capone   Capri
Author: Jessica N. Watkins
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-03-25
ISBN 10: 9781530750849
ISBN 13: 1530750849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capone Capri Book Review:

In the Secrets of a Side Bitch series, Capone was Omari's right-hand man, but a boss, nonetheless. In Capone and Capri, his bad boy swag is tested when death falls at his doorstep, along with the possibilities of love. He had been juggling pussy all of his life; never a one woman man and had no interest in finding "the one." But a real man doesn't hesitate when he finds the right woman, even if he wasn't even looking for her, and Capone did not hesitate the moment that he laid his eyes on Capri, a coal-colored beauty, who owned a voluptuous body; the best curve being her smile. Yet, when DBD, Death Before Dishonor, an infamous drug organization in Chicago, which he beheads, has madness brought to its doorstep, love is placed on the back burner. As Capone avenges the death of one of the most important members of DBD, his focus has to turn to revenge, but he finds peace in the arms of his "Black Beauty." However, as sweet and kind as Capri is, the black beauty is battling demons of her own. As she is being pursued by Capone, while still being involved with another man and dealing with family drama, her plate is full. From the National Bestselling author of the Secrets of a Side Bitch series, Jessica Watkins is back with yet another explosive and suspenseful story that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more! In Capone and Capri, follow these two love birds' romance of lust, love, drama and turmoil. If Capri leaves her man, is being with Capone what she really wants? Or is she ready to finally live life as a single woman? And will Capone think that Capri is worth setting aside his playa ways for once he finds out that he has been sleeping with the enemy?

Secrets of a Kept Chick Saga

Secrets of a Kept Chick Saga
Author: Ambria Davis
Publsiher: Urban Renaissance
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN 10: 1622865553
ISBN 13: 9781622865550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets of a Kept Chick Saga Book Review:

Amina “Mimi” Washington was born in poverty and raised on the south side of New Orleans to parents who were not capable of raising a child. From a very young age, she has had to fend for herself. Young Mimi wants more out of life, and she wants a way out of the ghetto. Fate intervenes on her behalf when she meets one of New Orleans’ biggest dope boys. When she falls in love with the mysterious stranger, everything in her life changes for the better and her future seems brighter. She will soon learn however, that being a hustler’s wife comes with serious consequences. Mimi decides to move to Atlanta, where she has it all: a beautiful family, fast cars, the finest clothes, and everything that she’s ever dreamed about. How can a woman who has so much going for herself be so unhappy? With a man who’s constantly cheating and her past rapidly catching up to her, she must figure out a way to get all those secrets out in the open—without taking a loss. Take a ride on this roller coaster with Amina Washington and uncover the Secrets of a Kept Chick.

Secrets She Left Behind

Secrets She Left Behind
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN 10: 1488073996
ISBN 13: 9781488073991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets She Left Behind Book Review:

Get caught up in this fast-paced story of families and secrets from New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. One afternoon, single mother Sara Weston says that she’s going to the store—and never returns. In her absence, she leaves her teenage son alone with his damaged past and a legacy of secrets. Keith Weston nearly lost his life in an act of arson. He survived—but with devastating physical and emotional scars. Without his mother, he has no one to help him heal, no money, nothing to live for but the medications that numb his pain. Isolated and angry, his hatred has one tight focus: his half sister, Maggie Lockwood. Nineteen-year-old Maggie Lockwood spent a year in prison for the acts that led up to the fire. Now she’s back home. But her release cannot free her from the burden of guilt she carries. She grew up with Keith Weston, played with him as a child…and recently learned they share the same father. Now the person Keith despises most is the closest thing he has to family—until Sara returns. If Sara returns…. Originally published in 2009

Skinny Bastard

Skinny Bastard
Author: Rory Freedman,Kim Barnouin
Publsiher: Running Press Adult
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-04-28
ISBN 10: 0786748893
ISBN 13: 9780786748891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skinny Bastard Book Review:

For every Skinny Bitch, there's a kick-ass man just as eager to take control of his weight and health. The New York Times bestselling authors now share their tips for turning Dad bods into Skinny Bastards. What's good for the bitch is good for the bastard. Hundreds of thousands of women have been inspired to "use their head" and get real about the food they eat after reading the best-selling manifesto Skinny Bitch. But it turns out some men have been reading over their girlfriends' shoulders. Professional athletes such as Milwaukee Brewers' Prince Fielder and the Dallas Mavericks' Jerry Stackhouse have adopted a whole new eating plan because of the book. Now authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin think it's time for the guys to have a book of their own. In Skinny Bastard, they'll explain why the macho "meat and potatoes" diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn't be a "girlie" thing-and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.

Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets
Author: Liliana Hart
Publsiher: 7th Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 1481158643
ISBN 13: 9781481158640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirty Little Secrets Book Review:

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work... She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice. The murders are piling up... The residents of Bloody Mary are dropping like flies, and when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. It only clouds the issue and puts her reputation on the line when the attraction between them spirals out of control. And passions are rising... J.J and Jack are in a race against time. They discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she's harboring secrets of her own -- secrets that make her the perfect victim in a deadly game.

People Like Us

People Like Us
Author: Dana Mele
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 1524741760
ISBN 13: 9781524741761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People Like Us Book Review:

"Mean Girls meets Donna Tartt's The Secret History with a little bit of Riverdale mixed in. So yeah, it's epic."--HelloGiggles "In People Like Us, Dana Mele delivers the Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars young adult novel you've been waiting for."--Bustle Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she's reinvented herself entirely. Now she's a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl's body is found in the lake, Kay's carefully constructed life begins to topple. The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay's finally backed into a corner, she'll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make...not something that happened. Debut author Dana Mele has written a taut, sophisticated suspense novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

The Book of Bitch

The Book of Bitch
Author: Ailie Banks
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 1760871311
ISBN 13: 9781760871314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Bitch Book Review:

Writer and artist Ailie Banks is a self-proclaimed bitch. The word has been thrown at her, and the women around her, Ailie's entire life. A bitch is stereotypically thought to be unkind, uncaring and ultimately untrustworthy. But in Ailie's eyes, a bitch is someone who stands firm and speaks their mind in the face of sexist rhetoric. They don't filter themselves for the comfort of others and they don't give a single damn about meeting societal expectations. From Ambitious Bitch to Zealous Bitch, THE BOOK OF BITCH is an alphabetical tribute to the word sneered through clenched teeth at those who refuse to shrink in the face of oppression. This book shows once and for all that every bitch is multifaceted, every bitch is human and every bitch deserves to be celebrated. 'It's taken me a long time to embrace my inner bitch, but Ailie Banks's incredible illustrations have finally made me proud to say I'm a bitch and that's definitely NOT a bad thing!' Scarlett Curtis, curator of Feminists Don't Wear Pink 'I want to be an Ailie Banks kind of bitch. Terrorising bigots, breastfeeding in public, glam while surviving and holding a megaphone - these illustrations are badass and uncompromising. This book just put 'tenacious' back in my vocabulary and on my to-do list.' Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull 'As a self-identifying, all-encompassing, proud, loud and powerfully unapologetic bitch, this book speaks to me on too many levels. It has perfect descriptions for the complex narrative that is the life of a bitch, coupled with images that reflect me - chubby, strong, oft-hairy, always beautiful. I feel seen, acknowledged and understood.' Lillian Ahenkan, FlexMami

Two Can Keep a Secret

Two Can Keep a Secret
Author: Karen M. McManus
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1524714747
ISBN 13: 9781524714741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Can Keep a Secret Book Review:

"When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own. Fresh off her best-selling breakout One of Us Is Lying . . . the author has returned with a juicy second novel. It's even better than what came before." --EW The "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying! Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows. The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing. Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself. 2 STARRED REVIEWS! Praise for Karen M. McManus's One of Us Is Lying A New York Times Bestseller An EW.com Best YA Book of the Year A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year "Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club....so make room for One of Us Is Lying in your bags, because this is one carry-on you won't want to put down." --EW.com "A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end." --Popcrush "This is no ordinary whodunit...surprising and relevant."--USA Today

How to Be a Bad Bitch

How to Be a Bad Bitch
Author: Amber Rose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1501110144
ISBN 13: 9781501110146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be a Bad Bitch Book Review:

An edgy yet accessible “bad bitch” guide to life, love, and success from Amber Rose, renowned model, entrepreneur, and pop culture personality. Bad Bitch (n.): A self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances, and attitude; a woman who gets her way by any means necessary. Amber Rose didn’t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos, to high fashion runways and magazines, to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn’t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed “bad bitch” is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, “Muva” pulls back the curtain on her rollercoaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon—and it’s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity. Above all, Amber delivers a message to all women in this fiercely fearless guide: work hard, love yourself, embrace your femininity and sexuality, and most importantly, chase the best vision of you possible.

One Of Us Is Lying

One Of Us Is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 0141375647
ISBN 13: 9780141375649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Of Us Is Lying Book Review:

'Tightly plotted and brilliantly written, with sharp, believable characters, this whodunit is utterly irresistible' - HEAT THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule. Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond. Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime. Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life. And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again. He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects. Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them. _____ 'Twisty plotting, breakneck pacing and intriguing characterisation add up to an exciting single-sitting thrillerish treat' -THE GUARDIAN 'A fantastic murder mystery, packed with cryptic clues and countless plot twists. I could not put this book down' - THE SUN 'Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club' - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

All Your Twisted Secrets

All Your Twisted Secrets
Author: Diana Urban
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0062908235
ISBN 13: 9780062908230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Your Twisted Secrets Book Review:

A thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, that will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending. “Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.” What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill...or else everyone dies. Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they’re all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor’s ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

Snow

Snow
Author: Jessica N. Watkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-18
ISBN 10: 9781081395926
ISBN 13: 1081395923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Book Review:

A love story that was fueled by cocaine and birthed in the streets...Azu Wilson gave his oldest daughter the name Snow because she was born amongst his snowfall on the city of Gary, Indiana in 2001. Then, Azu had just began to drop tons kilos of coke on the city, starting the birth of his empire. Fast forward eighteen years later, Snow is Azu's favorite girl and only daughter. She has been doted on by her father. Now, she is off to a HBCU with her best friends, Tristan and Bae. They hope that their move out of the violent streets of Chicago to Tallahassee will bring positive change to the brutally savage lives they have lived. However, "wherever arms flow, violence follows". Amongst the excitement of Freshmen year, college parties, and pledging, Snow is forced to return to Chicago in order to rescue her family from sudden hardship and misery. Unbeknownst to her, she receives the help that she needs from one of Azu's most trusted crew members, Zo. Zo encourages her to make the biggest move of her life, as he falls violently for the brown-skinned beauty. Snow isn't interested, however. Her focus is on her family. Yet, having been raised by a hustla, wouldn't she be moved to fall in love with one?

Paperboy

Paperboy
Author: Vince Vawter
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN 10: 0307975053
ISBN 13: 9780307975058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paperboy Book Review:

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King’s Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life. Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life. A Newbery Honor Award Winner An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book An IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Choice An IRA Teachers’ Choice A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year A National Parenting Publications Award Honor Book A BookPage Best Children’s Book An ABC New Voices Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Recording An ALA-YALSA Amazing Audiobook A Mississippi Magnolia State Award List Selection “[Vawter’s] characterization of Little Man feels deeply authentic, with . . . his fierce desire to be ‘somebody instead of just a kid who couldn’t talk right.’” —The Washington Post “Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story.” —Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation of America *“[A] tense, memorable story.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age.” —Kirkus Reviews “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.” —School Library Journal

Jane Doe

Jane Doe
Author: Jessica Watkins
Publsiher: Booksurge Llc
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008-04
ISBN 10: 9781419689925
ISBN 13: 1419689924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Doe Book Review:

Series Order: Jane Doe (Growing Pains- 1) Thou Shall Not Keep Me Wondering (growing Pains -2) Just (Growing Pains - 3) Love Sick (Love, Sex, Lies - 1) Love Hangover (Love, Sex, Lies - 2) Grand Hustle (Love, Sex, Lies - 3) Love Drug (Love, Sex, Lies - 4) Bang (Love, Sex, Lies - 5) Love Me Some Him (Love, Sex, Lies - 6) Jane Doe is set in the "Windy City" in the year 1996. The main characters, Lyric Caldwell, Latrice Anderson, and Victoria Renee Brown, allow you into their adolescent world of fitting in, insecurity, boys, heart break, and love. Entering their first year of high school at Kraton High, Lyric, Latrice, and Victoria find themselves battling with common factors of the urban environment; teenage pregnancy, single-parent homes, and peer pressure. Victoria was forced to move in with her estranged father after the death of her mother. Forced to work and fend for herself, "Vic" has grown a thick skin against her father's verbal and physical abuse, and strangers have to climb the wall that she has built around her heart. Lyric has a hard time helping her best friend break down this wall as she is forced to handle matters of her own; refereeing a game of tug of war between her older boyfriend, Russell, and her virginity. With substance abusive parents, Lyric often times prefers to lean on the maturity of her other best friend, Latrice, for counsel. However, Latrice is dealing with problems of her own when she realizes that she is possibly pregnant by the neighborhood high school drop out, Taij. Now she is faced with the unfeasible task of explaining to her demanding and strict mother that she has not only been sneaking and having sex with the boyfriend she was not supposed to have, but also may possibly become what her mother feared the most; a statistic. Through this novel, Watkins reveals the genuine thoughts and motivations of the urban teenager. Jane Doe is geared toward the urban adolescent, but is attention seeking enough for any adult by illustrating the rebellious teenager living "ghetto fabulous" with consequence, and highlights the unexpected heroes of our urban communities, Jane Doe reaches out to that insecure and yearning teen, and illustrates the consequences of refusing to look beyond the small window of fitting in.

The Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep
Author: Mia Hayes
Publsiher: FinnStar, LLC
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-07-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secrets We Keep Book Review:

Sometimes the people who seem the happiest have the most to hide. After her husband's affair upends her life, Elizabeth wants to forget the past and start over in a swanky suburb outside Washington D.C. There, she spends monotonous days going to Costco and day-drinking with her new best friend while trying to create a quiet, drama-free life for her family. And it seems to work - until an anonymous gossip blog begins spilling the women of Waterford's darkest secrets and targets Elizabeth. Now, the blurred conversations and blank spots in Elizabeth's mind give way to panic and anxiety. If her secrets - like a hospitalization for bipolar disorder and a suicide attempt - don't stay buried, she could crumble again. She's worked hard to make her life look Instagram perfect, and she needs everyone, including herself, to believe it. With her mental health in tatters and her marriage on the brink, Elizabeth fights to protect her family, her reputation, and her sanity. The past, however, has a way of not being forgotten. A delicious mix of gossip and darker narrative, The Secrets We Keep is a brilliant look at life in the social media age, friendship, and the stigma of mental illness.

What Doesn t Kill You

What Doesn t Kill You
Author: Tessa Miller
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1250751462
ISBN 13: 9781250751461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Doesn t Kill You Book Review:

The riveting account of a young journalist’s awakening to chronic illness, weaving together personal story and reporting to shed light on living with an ailment forever Tessa Miller was an ambitious twentysomething writer in New York City when, on a random fall day, her stomach began to seize up. At first, she toughed it out through searing pain, taking sick days from work, unable to leave the bathroom or her bed. But when it became undeniable that something was seriously wrong, Miller gave in to family pressure and went to the hospital—beginning a yearslong nightmare of procedures, misdiagnoses, and life-threatening infections. Once she was finally correctly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, Miller faced another battle: accepting that she will never get better. Today, an astonishing three in five adults in the United States suffer from a chronic disease—a percentage expected to rise post-Covid. Whether the illness is arthritis, asthma, Crohn's, diabetes, endometriosis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, or any other incurable illness, and whether the sufferer is a colleague, a loved one, or you, these diseases have an impact on just about every one of us. Yet there remains an air of shame and isolation about the topic of chronic sickness. Millions must endure these disorders not only physically but also emotionally, balancing the stress of relationships and work amid the ever-present threat of health complications. Miller segues seamlessly from her dramatic personal experiences into a frank look at the cultural realities (medical, occupational, social) inherent in receiving a lifetime diagnosis. She offers hard-earned wisdom, solidarity, and an ultimately surprising promise of joy for those trying to make sense of it all.