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A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story (Midnight #4)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  2,801 ratings  ·  385 reviews

At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever. Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s younger sister.

Sharp-tongued, quick-witted
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books (first published October 1st 2012)
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Taina Lynn
Let me start off my review by saying that I love Sistah Souljah. I will be a fan forever, and I really enjoyed this book. I'm not even going to address the negative reviews that were given purely because this is a novel loosely based on The coldest winter ever. People need to stop trying to make it something that it's not and enjoy it for what it is; A great piece of fiction. The only thing that did kind of annoy me was how extremely fictional it was. There is no way a 10 year old child who had ...more
Ugh, how can I describe this juicy piece of trash? I hated to love it. It's a very entertaining, completely unrealistic story, riddled with holes, poor grammar and page-turning juice. It is frustratingly bad but dizzyingly entertaining. Sister Souljah is a terrible author, but I couldn't put this book down. A wonderful, terrible read.
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Unlike her sister, Winter, Porsche Santiaga didn’t have a chance to evade social services after the police took their parents away. Bouncing from foster home to foster home and following an unfortunate incident, Porsche lands in juvenile prison where she learns the rules of survival the hard way. After linking up with a fellow detainee named Riot and becoming a member of her gang, the Diamond Needles, Porsche winds up on an Indian reservation with Riot and they are taught important lessons that ...more
Ashley Mcguffries
This book was ok, but I really enjoyed "The Coldest Winter Ever" more. Some parts had me crying and some had me mad. However, overall, I was very happy that Porsche overcame all the obstacles in her young life to become someone better. I was upset that her parents did focus more on Winter when they had three other children. Winter was herself as usual.

*One thing that constantly irritated me in this book was the presence of "Siri". Initially, I thought she was a someone that followed Porsche arou
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I believed that Superman could fly and possessed superhuman abilities because the writer explained that he was from the planet Krypton. I believed the amazing Spiderman had powers because the writer explained he was bitten by a radioactive spider. The Incredible Hulk’s superhuman strength was the result of a U.S. military experiment gone wrong. Each of these characters has super, amazing or incredible powers. And we believe them because their writers supported these cla
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Malachi Kidd
I had really high hopes for this book, even though the two midnight sequels were among the most boring books i'd ever read I thought Sister soulja would pull it out the bag on this one. I was ultimately disappointed. The story is OK at best and quite difficult to believe at times the things Porsche manages to do at such a young age I found difficult to believe. But what ultimately disappointed me was that this wasn't really a sequel, although the big characters are mentioned from The coldest Win ...more
Robin Harris
I really liked the book up until Chapter 47. I felt like Porsha was entirely too young for all that she went through and the way in which it was handled. I liked that she was smart and savvy, but her character seemed like an older teenager and not a 10 year old. I had to keep reminding myself that she was 10! I wish that they would have dealt with the Siri issue more. Let's face it, Porsha really suffered from a mental illness (schizophrenia) and it was never dealt with... talked about and hinte ...more
I just finished the book and all I can think of is one word- DISAPPOINTMENT. Why that is I'm not even sure of myself considering that the Midnight sequels were so bad. I was able to look past what is clearly the AUTHOR'S obsession with fame and fortune projected onto her characters in Winter's story because it was so raw and real that I had no choice but to take the good with the bad- but this? The unrealistic voice of a barely educated 10 year old girl who says she doesn't understand "big words ...more
In terms of Souljah's audience, the term "sequel" seems misleading. In the strictest definition of sequel, Deeper Love Inside qualifies. Should the publisher have considered this? Obviously there are marketing benefits to billing it as a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, but a careful examination of the title clearly reveals the novel's

So, if you come to this book looking for the continued saga of Winter, you won't find it in these pages. What you will get is the coming of age story of
Jessi Miller
I won a copy of A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah in a giveaway for free on Goodreads/First-Reads. Fantastic Story- Highly Recommended :) Could not put it down....
I read The Coldest Winter years ago. Before the overflow of "urban" books and authors. It made a big impression on me. Maybe because it was so true to life? A Deeper Love Inside, while good didn't make quite the impression. I like the fact that she focused on the other Santiaga daughter, Porsche. I don't like the fact that she incorporated Winter in so late in the book. I know it wasn't about Winter. BUT, the loyalty and love that Porsche had for her was so great that you would think that she wo ...more
She's Beautiful. And Porsche Santiaga's beauty saves her. When we first meet her in the juvenile detention center she doesn't sound beautiful. In fact the story of how she came to be there is horrific and almost makes you want to close your eyes, turn away, and give up on this obviously "lost cause". But if you make it to Chapter 2 you cant help but see the love rooted inside her, begging to be nurtured so that it can bloom.
Sister Souljah bravely tackles the issue of mental health in this story
T.S. Wallace
This book made me cry, laugh and recall the life I led as a youth in NY. I love how Sister Souljah incorporates their father's legacy as an upstanding man (despite his choice of livelihood) in the form of her protectors. I also love how she showed the contrast between this sister and Winter in the choices she made and how she lived to serve her mother initially, then herself. As well as how she tied up the loose ends of how we met Porsche at the funeral after not knowing what happened to her for ...more
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This book came in the mail, I looked at it, and put it on my shelf. I kept avoiding it as I realized it was not in my normal comfort zone of reading material. It scared me.

Picked it up last night. Read the first paragraph...didn't like through the first page, the first 150 pages, and couldn't put it down. Read till 1 A.M. before forcing myself to take a break.

Everything in this book was foreign to me. Settings, culture..heck even some of the musicians and fashions were foreign. But I lo
When i saw this title in the catalog of books to be reviewed i knew i had to read it. 13 years ago The Coldest Winter Ever was published. I remember how popular the book was back then in urban society, especially among young African-American females. The book was raw, so raw that I wasn’t allowed to read it. My mother felt it was inappropriate for a young impressionable teenage girl to read. I didn’t care, so everyday after school before my mother got home I would sneak and read it (how many kid ...more
Oct 27, 2012 Tonya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The Porsche Santiaga Story!?! Squeeeee OMG looking forward to ghetto shenanigans!
Glori Lashae
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Mowaver Wilburg
This book didn't even deserve the one start rating that it got from me but that was the lowest the site would allow me to give. Since I was impressed by story telling in The Coldest Winter I was excited when I saw this book on the shelves but as I read the book this exciting was diminished and all that was left was the struggle to get through the pages. I felt that there were so many turns that the book could have gone in an effort to redeem itself and be a somewhat realistic story but this was ...more
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This was a fun read! It was a bit slow in the beginning or first 150 pages, but it got better. I read 'The Coldest Winter Ever' 10 years ago, so I don't remember all the details of that storyline- i just remember that it was ahhh-mazing! With that said, 'A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story' is not a sequel lol - this book has very little to do with Winter, Porsche's older sister. The book mainly focuses on how Porsche coped with being sent
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The Nitty Gritty: This is being herald as the sequel to the Coldest Winter Ever. Which is is, but the way they are marketing it its almost as if its going to be starring Winter with her little sister Porsche along for the ride. However this is all about Porsche's and the story of her trials and tribulations after her father Ricky Santiaga is locked up. Porsche is shuttled off into the system despite her best efforts to allude the authorities.

In theory this is the story of what really happens af
Like all the other posters I am a fan of "The Coldest Winter Ever". I appreciate Sister Souljah's writing style, her passion to make a difference in the community (not just the blacks), her ambition, and boldness. However she should make it a point to convey her message that is enjoyable to the readers. She keep pushing how one should act. She should have included how Porsche progressed to a certain point that she wants her at instead of her already being there. The beginning was not enough. I h ...more
Just read this on the heels of "The Coldest Winter Ever" and having been swept up with Sister Souljah's enveloping story telling style and live characters in Winter's story I immediately put this on hold at the library and read through it in 3 days straight when I got it. 5 stars for the continued enjoyment at how Souljah tells her stories and how she draws her immediate characters into such 3 dimensional souls. Porsche's story was like the anti-Winter story in the way that Porsche had the depth ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Jammie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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It has been very difficult for me to settle on how many stars to give this book. Even now I am not sure 3 stars is quite right. But it is what I feel comfortable with as I sit down to write. I have been pondering my review for the last day.

The characters are masterfully written. Porsche is a remarkable character, she practically leaps off the pages. I was very invested Porsche and her journey. There are a lot of heavy topics covered in this book. They are handled well and evoke emotion in the re
I'm usually at a disadvantage when reading novels by Sister Souljah because I read The Coldest Winter Ever when it was first released so most of these characters are no longer in the forefront of my mind. Even though these books stand very well on their own, I still plan to go back and read it in order to clarify some things.

A Deeper Love Inside tells the story of Porsche Santiago the younger sister of Winter and the middle daughter of Ricky and what happens to her in the aftermath of the crumbl
I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this book, which is a good thing. Books should do more than entertain you. They should enlighten you, teach you, make you think, grow, etc.

I love Souljah's opening words to her readers about taking responsibilty for your life. I thought it was an excellent springboard into the story. Souljah did an excellent job describing Porsche's life in the juvenile deliquency center. She painted such realistic scenes that I felt depressed reading that section and
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story is the long-awaited sequel to Sister Souljah's bestseller, The Coldest Winter Ever. The author's first novel chronicled the fast-paced, danger-filled rise of the Santiaga family as the head of the house, Ricky, became a legendary drug kingpin in the projects of Brooklyn, New York. The Santiaga's eldest daughter, Winter, was the apple of her father's eye and determined to follow in his footsteps, even when the family was broken and disgraced after ...more
Catrina Chappell
I gave this book three stars because I didnt absolutely love it like the "Coldest Winter Ever" but I didnt hate it either. You just have to keep in mind that it is fiction or you will be ready to put it down after reading the first 30 pages or so. It is unbelievable because initially you have the story being told by a 10 year old girl who has no real education or real street smarts but after escaping from juvenile prison, basically raises herself. She speaks and acts much older than a 10 year ol ...more
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Sister Souljah is an American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer.
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