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Steph Sinclair
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So not only does the black girl have a weave and fake nails, but she also dies in the 3rd chapter. Really?!
Mar 07, 2012 11:12AM
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I didn't realize it was possible to cry underwater. This book is making as much sense as a Spongebob episode. Lol.
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"It's obvious. So obvious, I'm ashamed." You should be! I figured that out in chapter 2!
Mar 13, 2012 01:08PM
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How is she able to talk under water if she can't breath under water? Someone explain that logic to me.
Mar 13, 2012 10:35AM
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Steph Sinclair
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Did he really just TELL her to go to the kitchen?! *sigh* This book is going downhill.
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And there's the insta love! *sigh*
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message 1: by Cat (new)

Cat Wow.


message 2: by Kyle (new)

Kyle So much for diversity. >.<


message 3: by Lexie (new) - added it

Lexie -whistles- Nope, no signs of stereotyping here . . .


Steph Sinclair I just love how her fake finger nails popped off as she was mauled by a hungry shark. Damn. So much for not getting her hair wet.


Skyla Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books Seriously? The girl has a weave and fake fingernails? Are her fingernails painted a horrendous neon pink or something too? Is she wearing really big gold hoops?
Then we know they are going overboard on the stereotype.

Did her fake nails just pop off because the shark attacked her or was it because she was at least trying to fight the shark off?


Steph Sinclair Skyla (Happy Go Lucky and Lost in Books) wrote: "Seriously? The girl has a weave and fake fingernails? Are her fingernails painted a horrendous neon pink or something too? Is she wearing really big gold hoops?
Then we know they are going overboa..."


Her nails popped off because she was holding on for dear life to the surf board.


message 7: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly And this is why I had to chuck The Ghost and the Goth to the curb.

Soooo, nope, not going to be able to do this one.


message 8: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Also, if her nails are popping off, they must be the drug-store special because any sterotypical black girl with weave and fake nails would obvs have acryllic. Which begs the question who the hell wears Lee Press-on nails anymore? To go surfing? What is this, 1985?

*end ramble*


message 9: by Steph (last edited Mar 07, 2012 05:23PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Steph Sinclair Kimberly wrote: "Also, if her nails are popping off, they must be the drug-store special because any sterotypical black girl with weave and fake nails would obvs have acryllic. Which begs the question who the hell..."

More importantly, why was a black girl with a weave, who specifically didn't want to get her hair wet, in the water in the first place? I mean, I've never had a weave, but I hear they are expensive!


message 10: by Vi (last edited Mar 07, 2012 06:22PM) (new)

Vi Vi White female authors. Stop it please. Just. Stop. It. FUCKING STOP IT.

And yes, a black girl with hair extensions will probably avoid water, but that's not guaranteed. You can always just dry it after all.

Just stop it. White ppl, don't ever write black characters unless you're willing to have your book critiqued by at least 20 different black people. Thank you.


message 11: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Kimberly wrote: "Also, if her nails are popping off, they must be the drug-store special because any sterotypical black girl with weave and fake nails would obvs have acryllic. Which begs the question who the hell..."

I have never had weave either, but if I am going to pay upwards of $300 (for a good weave mind you) I'M not even touching my hair. Too much maintenance! And THIS is one of the reasons I went au natural.

If the author came by this thread, her mind might be blown to find out there are black women who might just defy her stereotype.


message 12: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Vi wrote: "White female authors. Stop it please. Just. Stop. It. FUCKING STOP IT.

And yes, a black girl with hair extensions will probably avoid water, but that's not guaranteed. You can always just dry it a..."


*slow clap*


message 13: by Steph (new) - rated it 1 star

Steph Sinclair Kimberly wrote: "Kimberly wrote: "Also, if her nails are popping off, they must be the drug-store special because any sterotypical black girl with weave and fake nails would obvs have acryllic. Which begs the ques..."

Yes, you wouldn't catch me anywhere near the water. Hell, when i used to have a relaxer, I avoided it like the plague. Thank goodness I'm natural. The water is my bestie. Lol.

Oh did I mention the black girl said, "You got my new hair wet!" *sigh*

Vi wrote: "White female authors. Stop it please. Just. Stop. It. FUCKING STOP IT.

And yes, a black girl with hair extensions will probably avoid water, but that's not guaranteed. You can always just dry it a..."


Preach!
Would you like your cupcake now or later?
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message 14: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Stephanie wrote: "Kimberly wrote: "Kimberly wrote: "Also, if her nails are popping off, they must be the drug-store special because any sterotypical black girl with weave and fake nails would obvs have acryllic. Wh..."

Ah, the Fassbender and a cupcake...

The only good thing to come out of this book.


message 15: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Man the black character always dies, even if they don't die first they die early. Or worse: they're just a token character. And the stench of stereotypes are appaling but what I don't understand is why would a black girl go surfing when she has a weave in? I know when I get weaves the only time it touches water is when it's getting touched up. And since they are surfing I'll assume it's summertime or it's warm which brings me to the question:what black girl would be wearing a weave when it's hot?

If you're gonna write a stereotypical black character that gets killed off, at least make their death realistic. Or at least know that black girls don't go swimming when they just got a weave put in


Wendy Darling Yeah, I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one.


message 17: by LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back (last edited Mar 12, 2012 03:28PM) (new)

LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back Wow. I have not seen such a horrible stereotype for a black girl in YA since....the series that must not be named....the one with the black twin & the white twin and the cradle-robbing creep of a teacher...the one that rhymes with "Bitch, Please Go Into The Light!"...kind of. That one. O__O


message 18: by Steph (new) - rated it 1 star

Steph Sinclair Wendy Darling wrote: "Yeah, I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one."

You really aren't missing anything.

LethalLovely~I'm Superman & It's My Show wrote: "Wow. I have not seen such a horrible stereotype for a black girl in YA since....the series that must not be named....the one with the black twin & the white twin and the cradle-robbing creep of a t..."

What book is that?!


message 19: by Dakota (new)

Dakota Stephanie wrote: "Wendy Darling wrote: "Yeah, I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one."

You really aren't missing anything.

LethalLovely~I'm Superman & It's My Show wrote: "Wow. I have not seen such a horrible ..."


House of Night, if I'm right.


message 20: by Katya (last edited Mar 12, 2012 04:19PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Katya Oh, Stephanie...

Run for your life. Run! I know. I was there.

Side question: Is there a possible way for a white author to write a black character? Right, I mean.


message 21: by LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back (last edited Mar 12, 2012 04:25PM) (new)

LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back Yes, it was HoN. *shudders*

I'd rather a white author write a stereotypical black character than a black person. At least with the white author, I can say either "Eh. At least s/he tried" or "That (#$)#@#*)$@#* is SO racist and/or deluded!" It's worse IMHO when a black person writes completely ghetto black characters. It's like even they are feeding into the bs that the media swears is what a black person is & is not.

FYI, I HATE watermelon. I do ♥ fried chicken, but who DOESN'T like fried chicken except for kitten killers?


message 22: by Dakota (new)

Dakota LethalLovely~I'm Superman & It's My Show wrote: "Yes, it was HoN. *shudders*

I'd rather a white author write a stereotypical black character than a black person. At least with the white author, I can say either "Eh. At least s/he tried" or "That..."

I don't like fried chicken that much.


message 23: by Steph (new) - rated it 1 star

Steph Sinclair Katya wrote: "Oh, Stephanie...

Run for your life. Run! I know. I was there.

Side question: Is there a possible way for a white author to write a black character? Right, I mean."


Of course. Treat them as any other character and try not to write in every black stereotype you (general) can think of. Don't try to impress the reader with what you think you know about black people, because chances are you have no idea. Ect...

Dakota wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Wendy Darling wrote: "Yeah, I'm not sure I'm going to finish this one."

You really aren't missing anything.

LethalLovely~I'm Superman & It's My Show wrote: "Wow. I have not see..."


Oh! That's right. I completely forgot about that hot mess.


LethalLovely~Live Through This and You Won't Look Back Dakota wrote: "LethalLovely~I'm Superman & It's My Show wrote: "Yes, it was HoN. *shudders*

I'd rather a white author write a stereotypical black character than a black person. At least with the white author, I ..."


I would marry fried chicken if they would make it legal. I'd marry bacon too & live the rest of my life happily in a polygamous relationship.


message 25: by Steph (new) - rated it 1 star

Steph Sinclair I don't like fried chicken and I'm no fan of watermelon either. Lol.


message 26: by Dakota (new)

Dakota Bacon is fine, though.


message 27: by Vi (new)

Vi Vi "Side question: Is there a possible way for a white author to write a black character? Right, I mean."

Yes. Write them as human beings.


Zero vi Britannia At least the black girl could swim...she could swim, right?


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