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She Said, She Said

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Forced to accompany her mother to her grandmother's, Tamika can barely stand being with her controlling, critical mom. After they arrive, her mother parties with her old high-school crowd. Now Tamika's the responsible one, taking care of business and stuck on a nice guy instead of a player. Original.
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Turtleback Books (first published March 1st 2008)
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Oct 07, 2009 Nardsbaby Reader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens
Role Reversal

For mother and daughter Laura and Tamika Fraser, understanding and communicating are difficult, to say the least. Laura says one thing, Tamika hears another. Tamika believes her mother lives in a perfect world - being an adult, with money and the ability to make decisions. Unfortunately for Laura, it doesn't feel that way. Unemployed and concerned about her marriage, she's looking for ways to reinvent and improve herself.

When plans Tamika made for the summer go awry, she's forced t
May 09, 2010 Jodi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2016-read
When I first started this book I was immediately turned off by the text-speak and the teen-slang and the urban trash talking. But I stuck with it and discovered that while I still didn't like the style, I did enjoy the story of a mother and daughter experiencing the teen years ultimately through another's eyes. Tamika and her mother are like gasoline and a lit match. Her mother hates her boyfriend and isn't enthused about her going off to a photography camp. Tamika considers her mother boring an ...more
Jan 21, 2013 Taty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Celeste O. Norfleet’s purpose in writing her book, She said, She said, is to show her audience that the life of a teen and adult both have its own struggles. Many teens and their parents might argue that each other’s role in life are harder or easier than another, but in reality they both carry their own weight and duty. She said, She said could show parents and the kids the importance in their life. This book reminds teens that their parents were once their age and reminds parents that their te ...more
Tanika Allison
May 24, 2012 Tanika Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She said, She said is a fiction novel written by Celeste O. and Jennifer Norfleet published in 2008. This book is about a young girl that feels her life is a mess and never gets what she wants but that’s not true. She has a mother that’s a little strict but loves her, a dad that loves her to but is never really around, a best friend for life that is always there for her and a new guy in her life that wants to treat her good but she can’t see that because of the last “player” boyfriend that did h ...more
Jan 09, 2014 Kamyra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book basically goes to show that the adult and teen both have their own struggles. this was a great book to me. it wasn't at all the challenging for me to read. the author gives some very good advice to the reader that the reader can relate to. basically tamika was in the attic one day reading her mother's diary nd she is soon to find out that her and her mother are more alike then she knew.
Dionna Bell
I think this book is good, so good that you can't even put it down. In this book its Tamika last day of school and her boyfriends dumps her and her best friend named Lisa moves away so now she don't have nobody. As for her mother while her father goes on a monthly business trip so she is stuck for two weeks with her mother in Georgia. Its embarrassing because while they down south Tamika mother Laura tries to be young again by partying with her old friends and getting drunk.
Nov 01, 2008 Lanetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was pretty weird how the protagonist's mom wanting to be a sixteen-year-old again. It's understandable that the mother didn't have the opportunity to live her life as a teen, but still, it's just the fact that she's finally realized, that her young years, are over. On the other hand, you do look young if you feel young.
Aug 29, 2010 Rayzin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tamika is forced to go on a trip to the south with her mother. But with the reminder of her boyfriend dumping her and her betfriend moving away she's noy up to it. Then her mother seems to think she's on Mom's goin wild. Now She has to act like the adult and try and figure out if she can snap he mom out of it.
Sarah Spector
YA--part of the new genre of African American teen fiction. The major theme is the conflict between mother and daughter--set in today's landscape. The family is middle class and the mother has to go South to close up the family home and drags her daughter with her.
Treasure McCarver
so far from what I've read, the differences between the mother and daughter are so realistic. everybody goes through the same thing where you and your parents just don't get along. I think everyone who reads this book can relate right off the back.
i like it her mom is just acting like she was
Bobby Hardy
i Love this book it was one of my favorite books and i wouldn't mind reading it again. my love for this book is very, very high.
Dec 17, 2009 Bijion rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i learned that u should be very thankful because when u loose it ur going to be sad so think about what u do before you do it.
Nov 20, 2009 Sky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i learned to listen to your my and dont get mad at her
Mar 25, 2008 Brianna8f rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a real good book. It's like real life. A daughter and mother that are having problems. Every thing gets worse when she takes a trip with her mom to her grandmothers house.
Raynisha Blair
It was ok.
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National best-selling author, Celeste O. Norfleet, was a late bloomer to romance. But as soon as she picked up her first romance novel, she was hooked. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Celeste is a graduate of Moore College of Art & Design. An art director and graphic designer for many years, Celeste now devotes all of her time to writing and creating romance letting her artistic ...more
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