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A review of Bluford High: Someone to Love Me by Anne Schraff

Some high school students do all they can to avoid their parents. But not Bluford High freshman Cindy Gibson. She's desperate for her mother's attention and affection, but those seem to be reserved for mom's gold-chained boyfriend, Raffie. Cindy and Raffie don't get along-- perhaps Raffie is kind to Cindy's mother off-stage-- but when he's with Cindy, he's downright cruel, alternating between ignoring her and calling her "ugly mugly".  Cindy's self-esteem is at an all-time low when Bobby ...read more

Reviewed by Laura on
August 27, 2014 | 0 comments
A review of Payback is a Mutha by Wahida Clark

The first in the Payback series, this book sizzles with back-stabbing, violence and sex. Brianna and Shan are best friends, and both have a lot of drama in their lives. Shan can’t hold down a job at a men's prison without falling in love- or in lust- with the ultra-tempting inmate Forever Thompson. Brianna uses men for money and her sneaking around on the DL will catch up with her eventually. As the women fall deeper into a life of crime and insanity, they both learn the hard way ...read more

Reviewed by Laura on
August 18, 2014 | 0 comments