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The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
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Nov 28, 2010

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After the first 20 pages, I thought why am I reading this? The main character, Winter, lives in a brooklyn ghetto, has a drug dealer for a father, has way more sex than I thought possible, speaks with such slang that there were times I didn't understand the sentance, and in general has absolutly nothing to do with me and my life. But I am glad that I kept the end, the story really grew on me. She is truly a modern day Scarlett O'Hara (my most favorite character in liturature due to the fact I find her so complex and interesting). Winter would much rather be the spoiled princess, but when tragedy strikes she uses her skills and business smarts to try to make money and stay on top. But also, like Scarlett, she uses people, quickly forgets those that help her, and often pushes things she doesn't want to think about out of her mind. In contrast to this was a drug dealer named Midnight who gets out of the game, and ends up make a successful life for himself simple by staying loyal to those who gave him a chance and remaining true to himself. Sister Souljah also was an interesting character in her quest to help people in the ghetto. (Still thought it was a little weird that the author inserted herself into the book though). By the time I finished this book, I was glad that I read it. It gave me a glimpes into another life that I will never experience, (but unfortunely other people do live).

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Tieara Pierce foster That was her motive. To make you look at your own life and decide whether you are Living right or not.

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