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by Phillip Thomas Duck (Goodreads Author)
From zero to hero what's cool at Eric Posey's high school? A player's swagger, a baller's style, and game enough to catch every girl. Unfortunately, Eric is seriously uncool;unlike his popular sister, Kenya, who sings like an angel. But forget the choir; Kenya wants the fabulous life;bad boys and fly girls.A chance encounter with Fiasco, one of the hottest rappers around, ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Harlequin Kimani
(first published 2008)
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The worst book I've ever read. It would almost be worth burning all the books in the world to make sure that no one has to read this utter garbage again. I wouldn't use the pages for toilet paper. If someone asks you for a book to read, and all you have is "Dirty Jersey" and Hitler's "Mein Kampf," give them the latter.
Dirty Jersey is a two stroy person book. What i mean by that is the book tells two stroies at once from two differnt point of views. Brother to a sister and lame to a popular. The first chapter starts with Eric Posey's story, he starts off alwyas getting picked on and getting into to fights with the high school bully. While his life is going from bad to worse his sisters life is also going down the drain because of her brother and her love life. Kenya , Eric's younger sister has the brains, beau ...more
This book was about an unpopular boy, Eric, and how he becomes "cool" after meeting and befriending a famous rapper. I found this book to really drag, but wanted to finish it so I could review the entire book. I felt that the pop culture references was a little overdone. And if some people really do talk and think like the people in this book, I think I would go crazy having to hear it all of the time. I found the characters to be either boring or completely unlikable. I did like the meeting of ...more
As far as urban fiction for teens went, I liked this one, though it followed a stereotypical plot that requires readers to suspend their beliefs. Eric is the geeky boy that's being tormented physically and emotionally at school. A chance encounter, late in the book, with a rap star provides him with automatic street cred and elevates his status, especially when he's picked up in an expensive status style car. But, the rapper's not all about giving, he wants Eric to offer up his sister, Kenya, as ...more
Dec 30, 2009 Jamika rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to be famous
Recommended to Jamika by: the librarian
What ive learned about this book Dirty Jersey is that the main character Eric Posey thinks he's a player's swagger,a baller's style and get's all the girls but unfortinetley he's unpopular anlike his little sister Kenya who sings like an angel. 4get the choir Kenya wants to have a fabulous life. bad boys and fly girls. a chance encounter with fiasco one of the hottest rappers around, gives Eric 'entree into the world of the "Dirty Jersey" crew where he is introduced to everyone and everything. f ...more
I selected this book because I love to read books that deal with drama. Dirty Jersey dealt with a guy name Eric he was a high school student that always wanted to become popular. His sister Kenya was popular during school everyone liked her. But then the dynamics changed and he became the popular one. This book best quality is that I couldn't get my eyes out of the book. The worst thing about this book is how the book ended. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read about drama. ...more
Sep 27, 2011 Jabehac7 rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone that like a ghetto hood rat story
Recommended to Jabehac7 by: a friend up nyc
This book is amasing and talks to me. i love books like these because it happends to alot of teens now a days. So far eric just got to know Fiasco (He's a rapper thats just coming out) and he wants his help. this is really big to him because in school he's known as the lamnest boy ever. Everyone there hates him, including his sister. She thinks hving him as a brother is slowing her down. People around the school stay talki trash bout him and all he want's in to be the cool guy and the one everyo ...more
I felt really sorry for Eric Posey. He wanted to make friends the wrong way: by not being himself, and becoming someone else that he is not. His sister, Kenya, enacted the same way Eric felt after she found out she wasn;t as popular as she used to be. Society today depends upon the media to determine who they are and how they should act toawrds others, which is definitely not good. This book showed a valuable lesson about this topic.
its ok i like books like this but i think because i read dirty south first that i cant get into but i like but i do not get how him and benny are best friend and they fighting because he was looking at his older sister butt and i love when crash was saying a fight a fight black and while if the black do not then we all jump in i never hued no one say this before i think race think but i really like the book so far ....
dirty jersey has up to date urban mood to it. so far the book expresses what the generation of teens today are engaged in and experiencing.i like dirty jersey because i can definetly relate to the main issues in the novel. i look forward to finishin dirty jersey soon.
Phillip Thomas Duck is the author of several traditionally published adult and young adult novels. EXCUSE ME, MISS(Romantic Suspense) and ONE QUICK KISS(Sexy Short Stories) are his first two independently published e-books. His third, MODESTY, was released February 2011 and his latest crime thriller, Distracted in April 2011. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and daughters.More about Phillip Thomas Duck...