Off-Color (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Oct 16, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Spunky and headstrong, Cameron blasts music, challenges adults, and cuts class when she feels like it. She lives with her single mom in Brooklyn and hangs out with best friends Amanda, P, and Crystal. Life in their working-class neighborhood is pretty cool until Cameron's mother suddenly loses her job and can no longer afford the rent. Move to public housing? YG2BK! But no one's kidding, and Cameron finds herself living in the projects. Can a white girl from across town hope to be accepted by the black girls in the projects? A revelation from the past forces Cameron to confront a startling truth that just might put things in perspective . . . that is, if Cameron can handle it.
Hilarious, surprising, and defiantly candid, Off-Color is a thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining new novel from Janet McDonald. Hip and wise, the author grabs the readers and doesn't let go.

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User Review  - Randy Smith - Goodreads

The book was too predictable, and although the plot was decent, I think the teen slang is annoying and the book stereotypes lots of stuff Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Hendsbee - Goodreads

Other than the fact that this occasionally sounds like it was written by someone trying to be a lot younger and more hip than they were, I enjoyed this book. The characters are rich and well-rounded ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Janet McDonald (1953-2007) is the author of the adult memoir Project Girl. She is the author of three books set in the Brooklyn projects: Chill Wind, for which she received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; Spellbound, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Twists and Turns, an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in Paris, France.