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Drinks Drama & Degrees

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Mya I'm screwing the system before it screws me Destine I wanna believe in happiness . . . but I'm too scared to see Jordan My past, my story is what it is and I am not ashamed of my blueprint because I have moved past it. Look at yourself and see if you can say the same thing Erika I made a mistake that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life. I will never let my ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 21st 2011 by CreateSpace/D&P Cartel
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Sally Guillen
Dec 10, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story as it's something that I could see happening between my friends and myself. The story is told in a real way with real characters. I can relate to a lot of the feelings that they went through. The story was about 4 African American teens going off to college and the growing pains they all had to go through. They each had their own hurdles to jump over and for the most part they all dealt with them. Their names were Destine, Jordan, Ericka, and Mya and they all went to TSU for ...more
Megan Haynes
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: college / hs senior ladies
Shelves: i-own, signed-books
Won this in the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway :)
3.5 stars.

Mainly because even though I did like it - I tore through it; would've been done faster if I hadn't been busy - I think of the books I've given 4 stars to and I just can't do it for this one.

I think it was a good book, didn't require a whole lot of thought, which is good sometimes; Don't always have to read big, philosophical novels haha.

There are some tough issues in here; Some shocking parts, as well.

My copy's like an ARC copy, I guess
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KyBunnies
The book was won through the Goodreads.com First Read contest.

Wow. I will admit that reading the title and seeing the cover I did not expect to like this book.

The book has some wonderful characters with a great plot. There was some typo's in the book but I believe this book has not yet had the final editing.

The characters Mya, Erika, Jordan and Destine all struggles with everyday life. Trying to get a degree while in college, studying, boy's, each other, everything. But the author has brought i
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Cortney
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book through Goodreads Firstreads giveaway. I wasnt too sure what I should expect from it, but all in all, I could relate to most of the story. Trying to juggle finances, a gpa and drama with friends. I enjoyed reading the growth of these women and I liked how the book was broken up. I sure wish the ending would have been better, but then again, we all have to do what feels right for us at any given moment with what life gives us. Aside from the ending that I wish was more elaborate a ...more
Megan
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: friends and family
i am loving the book right now almost done with it. i think you did a great job with it. its awesome, funny, sad.. you kept it interesting from the beginning. that is what gets me interested in a book and to keep on reading it!
Aliya DalRae
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Drinks Drama & Degrees is a novel about four African American girls, from various walks of life who meet during their first year of college, and the trials they go through in discovering who they are and what they want to be. I thought the charachters were well developed, and the story was written in dialect, which made it easy to get into the heads of these girls. I enjoyed the book, which I received from Goodreads in a giveaway, and if you like dramatic, coming of age books, this is a dece ...more
Alyssa
Dec 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
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I loved the plot and seeing the development of the characters through the years, each character grew and learned from their experiences and it was nice seeing them overcome the different obstacles they each faced in their lives. While most of the story was great, the reason I wouldn't give it 3 stars is the vibe of homophobia it gives off. One of the male characters was gay and as soon as everyone found out they basically just wrote him off as a bad person and someone they wouldn't want to assoc ...more
Becca
Jan 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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I won this on first reads. It was a really fast book, short chapters and definitely interesting but it didn't seem real. All of the characters had such complex, dramatic histories and it seemed like they were all trying to one up each others drama. I liked that the focus changed between the 4 girls but I felt like I didn't really get to know or connect with any of them. It seemed like there were too many story lines going at once so none of them really got the justice they deserved.
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Birth Name:
Shannon King

Birth Date:
August 23, 1985

Birth Place:
Jackson, MS

Education:
Murrah High School, Jackson, MS
Hinds Community College, A.S. MLT, Jackson, MS
Tennessee State University, B.S. Biology, Nashville, TN

Penmanship:
Reflections, 2008 (Revision TBA)
Drinks Drama & Degrees, 2011


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