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The Night Before Thirty: A Novel (Strivers Row)

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New, from the number one bestselling author of Hand-me-down Heartache and Sorority Sisters, a novel about five women on the verge of turning thirty, whose lives are changed forever when they meet through a national radio contest

At first glance, you couldnât find five women more different.

Catara is a personal shopper in New York who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. E
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 29th 2005 by One World/Strivers Row (first published 2003)
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I checked this book out from the library because I will be turning 30 this summer and wanted to read a fun story about turning 30.
This is a story of 5 black women who are all turning 30 on Dec 1 and, after writing in their story about why they want to do so, they are picked by a radio station to go on a cruise to celebrate their birthday in style. The book tells the stories of each of these women and how they have an impact on each other's lives over the course of this weekend get-a-way.
This one was a little slow. It tells the story of five different women who have never met, but all share the same birthday.

The five women are Catara, Tonya, Elise, Lashawnda, and Alecia. None of them were extremely interesting characters, but I did like Catara and Elise the most, since they were the most relatable. Catara is a plus-sized woman who wants to be a fashion designer, but is unable to move forward in her career. Tonya loves her boyfriend Chris, but not his drug-dealing, street behavio
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Oct 20, 2011 Kesha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this was an alright book. It could have been better if there were less main characters. The book should have just been Catara and LaShaunda. Both of these characters had backs stories that were interesting and I would have loved to read about how their future changed.
Jun 11, 2013 Debbie rated it liked it
This was a cute book. It was on the light reads table in the library and it was just that.
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