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Flyy Girl

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  652 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
The bestselling urban classic novel about a young woman coming of age in the late 1980s. Tracy Ellison, a young knockout with tall hair and attitude, is living life as fast as she can. Motivated by the material world, she and her friends love and leave the young men who will do anything to get next to them. It's only when the world of gratuitous sex threatens heartbreak th ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published August 7th 2001 by Turtleback Books (first published August 1st 2001)
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Lizzie Winns
Jul 16, 2015 Lizzie Winns rated it it was amazing
I First read this book back when I was a young woman and I loved it then, And now reading this as an older woman in her forties, I still feel the same, my emotions, my head shaking, my busting up out loud and my understanding what the main character is going through as she experience love, life, and happiness are all still the same. With some heart break thrown in the mix.... Now I have to read the sequel to this book to find out how things went after the main character matured into a grown woma ...more
Robins
Jan 26, 2012 Robins rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book was good. I gave it 4 stars because it was another typical book about a hard headed black girl going through family troubles, having sex, picking the wrong dude and ending up with nothing. Even though Im tired of hearing this same concept the book was good.
Michael Tubman
Sep 09, 2016 Michael Tubman rated it it was ok
If you were ever nervous about raising a teenage daughter, Omar Tyree’s Flyy Girl will not provide any reassurance. Tracy goes from a sweet 10-year-old in early 1980s Philadelphia to a hardheaded, sex-crazed 13-year-old in the blink of an eye and is dating crack dealers by 15. She lives fast - always chasing gifts of designer clothes from older teens driving nice cars. She’s only occasionally torn away from life in the fast lane by her bookish neighbor, Raheema. Tyree is a smooth writer, and the ...more
Keisha
Dec 28, 2014 Keisha rated it liked it
This book was pretty good. I think there may have been a sequel written.
Deidra
Jul 24, 2015 Deidra rated it liked it
I read this back in high school but that was so long ago I couldn't remember anything from it. I decided to read it again when I found out that a movie will be made based on the trilogy (Flyy Girl, For the Love of Money, and Boss Lady). Well like I said, I couldn't remember it from high school but I know I read it and finished it so it couldn't have been that terrible to me. One thing I wish I remembered is if I liked the main character because I'm not a fan of hers now. Is she supposed to be li ...more
Tami
Nov 04, 2015 Tami rated it it was amazing
This was the book that made me love reading when I was in High School. It was so popular every girl in my school was reading this. If you are a girl in high school and your looking for something to truly relate to I would high recommend you pick up this book cause it does not disappoint. These is a series but honestly nothing compares to the first book.
Dereka
May 24, 2015 Dereka added it
I loved this book. it took me about 3 months to read Lol. I read this in my pre teen stage and I absolutely could not out this down. I recommend it to all of my friends. this book isn't boring at all
Simone
Aug 01, 2012 Simone rated it it was amazing
Omar Tyree captures the voice of middle-class black teenagers in Urban America. The main character, Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, sexy, curvy, boy crazy, spoiled and is at times conceited. As she comes of age she is often motivated by the material life of the Hip Hop era in the 1980s.

Tracy gets caught up in the fast life and soon finds herself trapped in a world of violence, drugs and sex. Having gone through a major ordeal living the fast life she starts to do some self-exam
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Joy Awoniyi
Jul 18, 2012 Joy Awoniyi rated it really liked it
Okay what black girl who grew up in the 90s hasn't read this book? Its true, there are several books with the same story line and theme but this one is a classic. I only give it 4 stars because there are better books out there, but still...its an awesome read. Id recommend this and "coldest winter ever" to young african american females...late teens to early twenties. I definitely was too young to read it...it was a little inappropriate for my age group, i think i was 12 when this book started c ...more
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JD Switz
Oct 24, 2011 JD Switz rated it really liked it
This is one of those books I thoroughly enjoyed during my late teen years. I've reread it this year, and the story doesn't have the same hold on me as before. Still, I remember the excitement I got from reading it the first time and you know what they say: First impressions are always the best.
Iawour
Nov 08, 2015 Iawour rated it liked it
This book gave me a headache. I found this a very difficult read. Too many curse words. It took alot from me to finish this book.
Telor
Feb 04, 2013 Telor rated it it was amazing
I read this a couple of years back and I still find this book good... I plan on reading this again.. This book really set the bar for author Omar Tyree. This is probably my favorite by him.
Valine
Aug 22, 2012 Valine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: yes
Recommended to Valine by: my best friend
love flyy girl. i was into this book in high school , also looking for part 2. its worth the reading . just has you wanting to keep going on to see what happens with tracy
Lupe Díaz
Feb 02, 2013 Lupe Díaz rated it it was amazing
Omar Tyree is the first author that got me hooked on reading! The story of many young hoodrats including me... :) excellent! The story of young America
Ashley
Mar 09, 2012 Ashley rated it it was amazing
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I read this book over the summer of my 7th grade year. It shows how girls love attention and whatever they want they will get it. Also, it shows curiousity.
Janique
Jun 18, 2012 Janique rated it it was amazing
I Loved this book! I actually read it for the first time in high school. I have read this book about 6 times. Great read everyone!
Ariel
Jan 06, 2012 Ariel rated it liked it
The book that started it all!! I read this book in 1998 it was the first book that started this love I have for reading. Good book.
Latoya
Sep 08, 2012 Latoya rated it it was amazing
This was my first Urban fiction book back in the 90's I loved it then, and I still love this book.
Shontaiye
Feb 10, 2015 Shontaiye rated it it was amazing
This was one of my favorite urban books as a teenager/young adult. It's a classic to me.
Brooklyn Donne
May 22, 2013 Brooklyn Donne rated it it was amazing
Ms Tracie was just a hot mess there in Philly. But who could resist those brown eyes!
Iyannah
Dec 17, 2010 Iyannah rated it it was amazing
thiz iz very gud so far im so glad i got diz book...
Dannah Wilson
Jun 13, 2011 Dannah Wilson rated it it was amazing
Read it over 10 years ago... reading it again now!
Semora Renee
Jul 19, 2015 Semora Renee rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books when I was in high school.
Cherita
Aug 01, 2011 Cherita rated it it was amazing
Love this book. Could read it over and over.
Sherrie Sharpe
Aug 30, 2012 Sherrie Sharpe rated it liked it
Great book, I read this a long time ago.
Vonnie
Jul 27, 2012 Vonnie rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Love!
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Omar Tyree, a New York Times best-selling author, a 2001 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, has published 16 books and has sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide that has generated more than $30 million.
With a degree in Print Journalism from Howard University in 1991, Tyree has bee
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