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Flyy Girl

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  512 ratings  ·  23 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
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
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.
This book was pretty good. I think there may have been a sequel written.
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
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
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
Joy Awoniyi
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 was a little inappropriate for my age group, i think i was 12 when this book started c ...more
JD Switz
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.
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.
Aug 22, 2012 Valine rated it 5 of 5 stars
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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
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
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.
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!
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.
This was my first Urban fiction book back in the 90's I loved it then, and I still love this book.
This was one of my favorite urban books as a teenager/young adult. It's a classic to me.
Ms Tracie was just a hot mess there in Philly. But who could resist those brown eyes!
thiz iz very gud so far im so glad i got diz book...
Dannah Wilson
Read it over 10 years ago... reading it again now!
Semora Renee
One of my favorite books when I was in high school.
Love this book. Could read it over and over.
Sherrie Sharpe
Great book, I read this a long time ago.
Love, Love, Love!
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