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Floss (Floss #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In the world we live in people are divided into three main social classes...the upper class, the middle class and the lower class. In Detroit and other cities like it, a fourth social class has emerged in the minds of those who occupy it. Unlike the other classes, the fourth is more of an active state of being. It is a verb. People in this class act out and represent what ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 10th 2008 by Hub Books Publishing (first published June 19th 2008)
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Mar 15, 2012 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fiction
Aside from the what you can buy me and what I am wearing aspect of the book (which was a lot) I thought this was a ok read. When the "relationships" got going between Dionysus and her many men the book started to heat up, but constantly reading about how beautiful she was, and what she got these men to buy her did get a bit old after a while. I did like the relationship between Jabez and Abel, that seems like a friendship that is built to last....even Solomon too. Some of the things that ...more
Dec 08, 2008 Adra rated it really liked it
Monica... what else can I say. Simply a awesome writer.
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Jun 21, 2012 The Urban Book Source rated it really liked it
Floss is a stunning narrative of sophisticated living and diamond ambitions - all served up in a feisty cocktail of drama deluxe and ghetto flair. Monica’s theatrical tale-telling spins hard and fast on a treacherous Dionysus to produce a cold-blooded lesson of what happens when we choose money over morals.

But before Floss lays bare the drama, Monica introduces us to a fashionable collection of perpetrating brothas and haute couture sistas. Usual suspects like Soloman, Abel, and Jabez do little
Jan 25, 2009 OOSA rated it liked it
The Cost to Floss

What is the definition of floss? "To do everything in one's power to make others aware of one's worth." This would be the best definition that would fit the title of this story.

FLOSS tells the story of a woman named Dionysus. She turns heads wherever she goes. She is wanted by many men, and women envy her beauty.

When Tyse meets Dionysus, he feels he has to step his game up in order to appear as if he has money. He will do anything, from buying an outfit just to take it back to
Nita Bee
Dec 01, 2011 Nita Bee rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable story. An urban tale with a Christian twist. Envy and betrayal for the flesh and the material things (to Floss) with a mix of tragedy… to having faith and understanding enough to believe what you really need in your life to move on and be happy.

The author did a great job introducing the characters, their different personalities and the lives they were living. Abel, Solomon, Jabez, Dionysus, Torah & Tyse. These characters could have very well been someone I knew or someo
Tony Adams
Jan 04, 2009 Tony Adams rated it it was amazing
Floss does an exceptional job of going into the psyche of its main characters all the while telling a unique story. Monica Marie Jones has really outdone herself with a writing style, storytelling, and in-depth analysis of characters that is extraordinarily entertaining. The book not only Wow's you but it provided a real look into insecurities suffered by characters that were all too real. This urban tale is definitely unique, and has layers of lessons to be learned. The characters are all too ...more
Oct 08, 2009 Susan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
This was the selection of my bookclub and the author Ms. Jones also attended our bookclub meeting. The book was good. I enjoyed it and the inspirational message that she sends. It's subtle but it is there. Good book
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Monica Marie Jones is an author whose published works include The Ups and Downs of Being Round, Taste My Soul and FLOSS. She is also a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Girls Soul, New Directions for Youth Development and several publications and youth development training materials. She has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for the Michigan Front Page Newspaper and is an member ...more
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