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Flyy Girl

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  686 Ratings  ·  28 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
Jan 26, 2012 Robins rated it really liked it
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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.
Jan 12, 2017 Keisha rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good. I think there may have been a sequel written.
Lyfe  Changes
Oct 17, 2016 Lyfe Changes rated it it was amazing
This was my introduction to young adulthood! Lyfe was at an all time euphoric high! Oh yes! I could relate to "FLY GURL"! Entertaining , reflective, informative ,engaging with vivid imagines!
Michael Tubman
Dec 29, 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
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 was a little inappropriate for my age group, i think i was 12 when this book started c ...more
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
Aug 22, 2012 Valine rated it it was amazing
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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
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.
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.
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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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