Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

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Hyperion Book CH, Apr 26, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how.

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User Review  - susan259 - LibraryThing

Every middle school girl should be required to read and discuss this book. (And probably the boys as well.) Flake gets it, the relationship between some girls' self esteem and how they relate and ... Read full review

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User Review  - MelissaKlatt - LibraryThing

Summary: A series of chapters that include fictional stories about girls and the guys in their lives. Girls find it hard to worry about the person they are and who they want to be while trying to gain ... Read full review


Aint No Good Girl
The Ugly One
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Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novelThe Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh. To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit www.sharongflake.com.

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