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Strapped

4.72  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Amber Jones A.K.A Lil Bit was born with the odds totally against her. -A Hard Knock Life- is the best way to describe her childhood years. The verbal, physical and sexual abuse that she endured as a child built a cold brick wall around her tender heart. The death of her mother at an early age leaves her with no guidance in life and she's forced to navigate through the best ...more
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Published March 21st 2009 by True 2 Life Publications (first published March 1st 2009)
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Sistar Tea
May 31, 2009 Sistar Tea rated it it was amazing
From Hell and Back

Al Saadiq Banks has done it again. A true legend with these novels. While this book started as a slow read compared to what I am use to from Mr. Banks, he brought it back home and HARD giving new meaning to the saying ‘come hard or stay at home’. I knew as soon as I started reading “Strapped” this was a different read. I struggled through the beginning and middle part of the book and knew that something was going to pop of the pages soon so I kept reading and I am glad that I d
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Nardsbaby Reader
You Already Know...

`All I need is a lil bit, a lil bit of this and a lil bit of that.' Stuck on repeat and on full blast, 50 may not be the only man beat for this lyric.

Lil Bit aka Amber Jones has it bad. Not only does she have Maurice, the king of Newark, loving and caring for her, but pretty boy Samad is vying to be her number one.

With Maurice there is history. When she was out of order, he opened his world up inviting her right in providing her with a quality of life most only dream of. Mar
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Louise Payne
Jan 27, 2013 Louise Payne rated it really liked it
After reading 'Strapped' Al Saadiq Banks had to make it to my top ten favorite authors.
When I finished the book my first thought was to jump on the computer to leave an amazing review, but as I started I just knew it wouldn't be possible without giving away too many spoilers.
I will however say that there are some characters in this book that you will either love or hate, nothing is was it seems, and you would never in a million years be able to predict the end. When I first tweeted I was readin
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OOSA
I Live This...

I wanted to write a spectacular review, but each time I thought of something, I worried that I'd trip up and mention something that readers should be able to experience for themselves. So after careful consideration, I'm simply going to say this...STRAPPED is a fiery novel that spits knowledge and drama. I was entranced by the particulars, enjoyed the stimulating characters and invaluable lessons. Job well done.

Reviewed by: Taye
Delonya
Apr 08, 2009 Delonya rated it it was amazing
One of the best Urban books I've ever read!!!!
Ms.Toni
Apr 01, 2009 Ms.Toni rated it it was amazing
Are you STRAPPED?!?!

Al-Saadiq Banks has crafted another classic! He knows how to deliver a fascinating, action-packed, gritty tale.

As the story begins, we meet Amber Jones, aka Lil’ Bit, a young girl struggling. Lil’ Bit is the epitome of a hard knock life. As she gets older, her luck changes for the better. Or does it?

Banks leaves most other authors of the genre looking shallow with his well thought out, layered plots, talent for dialogue and unforgettable, signature characters. It’s a consta
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Oosa Online
May 05, 2009 Oosa Online rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: oosa approved
I Live This...

I wanted to write a spectacular review, but each time I thought of something, I worried that I'd trip up and mention something that readers should be able to experience for themselves. So after careful consideration, I'm simply going to say this...STRAPPED is a fiery novel that spits knowledge and drama. I was entranced by the particulars, enjoyed the stimulating characters and invaluable lessons. Job well done.

Reviewed by: Taye
Jaquzzi1
Sep 12, 2010 Jaquzzi1 is currently reading it
This book is good so far. I dont want to finish reading it because it seem so real. I know all the areas thats mention it makes it very interesting. GREAT BOOK! The next book I have waiting to read is Sincerely Yours.
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Is one of his best.
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