Hot Girl

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Macmillan, Nov 11, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 224 pages
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It's summertime in Bed-Stuy "Do or Die" Brooklyn, and Kate is feeling down in the dumps. Not only is she tired of her raggedy, tomboy image, but she's also missing her best friend, Felicia, who's away for the summer. Lonely and not exactly getting along with her new foster mother, Lynn, Kate so badly wants to be out and about, twirling pretty, and partying---and maybe catching the attention of her longtime crush, Charles.

Opportunity knocks one hot summer day when fly-girl Naleejah struts her stuff straight up to Kate and takes a seat. Full of smiles, Naleejah tells Kate that she remembers her from school, but Kate can't remember ever having such a fabulous chick trying to befriend her. Kate's suspicion turns to trust once Naleejah gives her a much-needed makeover.
Now a brand-new Kate suddenly has the attention of her dream boy. But is Naleejah checking for him, too? Against Kate's better judgment, she ignores the warning signs, and continues to let Naleejah lead her down a treacherous path. Soon, what seems like a fun and exciting summer ends up being a harsh reality check. Now Kate must decide how to get back on the right track . . . or is it already too late?

 

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User Review  - ErlangerFactionless - LibraryThing

Plenty of the "usual" street lit stuff (name brands, hairstyles, fancy cars), but main character Kate has more depth and self knowledge than many of her counterparts. At 14, she's already made lots of ... Read full review

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User Review  - DreamerGrl - LibraryThing

It's good read to get a feel of how others live and what they go through but very predictable. If I was parent leting my my teenage child read this I wouldn't go by the rating I would at least wait ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Dream Jordan is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a bachelor of arts in creative writing. In her spare time, she visits schools to give talks promoting self-awareness and the value of education.

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