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Fast Life

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  1,046 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Caught up in a world of easy money,

designer labels and drug-dealing boyfriends, sixteen-year-old Kyra Jones is living life on the fast track. But when her single mom is offered a job that takes Kyra away from her old Chicago neighborhood, and the drugs and gang violence that go along with it, she finally realizes that there's more to life than Gucci, Prada and ghetto-fabul
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Harlequin Kimani
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Sep 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YES!!!!!
I really liked this book, I finished reading this book in like 2 days. It actually relates to what teens are going through.
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teens
Recommended to Nicole by: my friend sasha ann
This book gives insight to what some teens are actually having to deal with. Also it relates to the lives that some teens live, the "fast life" being a dagerous and unpredictable one.I loved this book and can't wait for Cassandra Carter to wright another novel.
this book was awesome!!!!
Sarah Marie;
Nov 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Fast Life, my favorite book ever. I read this book when I was in the 8th grade. This is another great book I recommend to all girls out there. Never in my life have I fell in love with a book before, but this book is so good! I love this book because it shows the right choices from the wrong, life isn't always easy, and that sometimes true love is worth fighting for.

In the book Fast Life, 16 year old Kyra Jones is faced with many decisions in her life. Her father died which is something that sti
Adrianna Rivers
May 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The story takes place in Chicago and a small island in the Islands. It is about a girl named Kyra who grew up living with her single mother, having an almost perfect life although she is haunted by the memory of witnessing her father being murdered in front of her. She was born to a heavy in the streets drug dealing father andBack in Chicago she is dating her drug dealer boyfriend who is almost as heavy into the streets as her father was. Her mother decides to take a job offering in the carribea ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very good book. Makai is very abuse and controlling because he deals with drugs. The whole Chicago knows him and he has a girl named Kyra whom as everyone knows, he is unfaithful to her. Kyra moves with her mother to the Caribbean and different things take a turn. Kyra's ex-best friend is cheating with Makai but Tasha will always have Kyra's back. Kyra meets a handsome Justin and it's not long before they fall deep in love with each other. Being that Justin is rich, he doesn't want to ...more
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good girls sometimes are attracted to bad boys. The courtship can be fun and exciting. On the other side of the coin, the good girl can sometimes bite off more than she can chew when selecting to deal with a gangsters or wise-guy. Kyra Jones, a young lady from Chicago accustomed to the “Life” witnessed the killing of her father at a very young age.

Due to losing her father over a decade ago, Kyra channeled her energy at being an “arm piece” for her boyfriend Makai. Everything in Kyra’s world was
Brandy Glover
This book was about a girl moving to the carribean island . her mother wanted her to get away from chicago the streets. she wasnt so happy to move. when she arrived to the island she met a new guy named Justin who really cared about her. her old boyfriend kai was no good for her. Kai was bad news and spoiled Kyra to death. when she moved away , Kyra thought she and kai were still together and he moved on.who started dating her bestfriend mercedes which really set Kyra off and shut both of them o ...more
This is my favorite Kimani TRU novel out of the whole package. It was my introduction to the Kimani Tru brand and I'm glad it was because i loved this book. It was about questioning what's important. How do you know that someone really loves you or someones really a friend until times get tough?
I liked this story because Kyra was relateable, and it was written well, it flowed and it didn't have too much "my brotha", "my sistah" talk that I REALLY hate reading, it had slang but it didn't refer t
Lynette Mather
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It was filled with tense moments that made me continue to read. I loved Kyra with her attitude, and I didn't like Kai. I was surprised to see one of the charaters named: Lynette. I loved Justin, All the characters were so real, I felt as if I knew them. This is a must read for anyone of any age. I truly enjoyed this book, so get writing, Cassandra, because I'm about to read your next book, 16 isn't always sweet, and then I'll need another one.:) You're ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I give this book four stars because of the fact that it was a very interesting. This book really does relate to a typical teenagers life. I would recommend this book to anyone my age who likes drama filled books. I loved reading this book because there was never a dull moment in this book.
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast life

This was a good read I finished it in one day. The ending kind of left me on the edge of my seat
May 16, 2009 added it
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Shemeka Mitchell
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Can't wait until the sequel to find out what happens with Justin and Kyra!
PeOplE and ThInGS change ova time....and that's wh
The Kimani TRU series contains books that many people can relate to. Just by the title I have a feeling that this book will smooth my interest.
Tiffany Spencer
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fast Life
PLOT! Welcome to the life of a hot girl! Kyra Jones and her man Makai RUN the streets of Chi-town! In her designer outfits, shoes, and accessories to match she is def a boss B. With her man on the come up in the drug game and taking care of her things couldn’t get any more perfect. As they say all the girl’s wanna be her and all the guys wanna be with her. The only thing that scars this perfect fantasy is the memories of the ugly reality of her father getting gunned down in front of her
Oct 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kimani-tru
This boook was so good from start to finish <3 !
Kwanyin Chevry
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I haven't read it in a while but this is a book I would read over and over again. It had a lot of drama and romance which is what I like in a book.
Ginitze Familia
Nov 27, 2009 marked it as to-read
It is the next series iam reading
Sep 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
- Great Book ' Talks about everythinq teens qo thorugh . read this book in like 2 days :)
Domonique Curry
where can you read these books at?
Dec 31, 2008 rated it liked it
Boss Up!

I was piqued when I realized FAST LIFE was set in Chi-city. Cassandra Carter shares the life of a young girl, Kyra Jones, whose fashion induced lifestyle is abruptly changed as she's forced to move far away from her comfort in order for her mom to work. Unknowingly, Kyra finds that she's adapting to a new way of living and appears to be benefiting from her new surroundings. Readers watch as the once selfish, spoiled young girl blossoms into a more conscientious and astute young woman. Wi
Literary Jewels
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fast Life by Cassandra Carter tells the story of teenager Kyra Jones who is a girl that is heads over heels in love with her drug dealer boyfriend Makai, who keeps her dressed in the latest designer clothes. Life in Chicago is great for her as far as she can tell until she gets some news that changes her life one day after school.

After relocating to the Bahamas because of her mother’s job Kyra now has to start over but her heart aches as she has to leave her beloved Makai behind. Fast Life is a
Apr 02, 2009 added it
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sometimes two is better than one, NOT! a young girl growing up in chi-town finds out she is moving to an island far away from home and her whole life changes. she enters a new school, new neighborhood, and meets new friends. after she meets a boy who becomes the love of her life she forgets all about her boyfriend back home who seems to have forgotten about her too when he realizes what he has did. the moral behind this story is amazing. the author describes every single thing with detail. this ...more
Aug 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
With designer labels and a drug-dealing boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Kyra Jones is living life on the fast track. But when her single mom is offered a job that takes Kyra away from her old Chicago neighborhood, and the drugs and gang violence that go along with it, she finally realizes that there's more to life than Gucci, Prada and ghetto-fabulous bling. Starting over in a new place, with a new boyfriend, Justin, gives Kyra hope that life can be different. But sometimes the fast life catches up ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a reread for me and it's still my fave ever! Kyra can be such a real character and her thoughts on life are extremely relatable. Her situation was drastic in many ways but it can happen to anyone.
my fave part would be the talk of relationship abuse I'm glad it was made known quickly that what she was going through wasn't ok. I wish she would've told her mother but oh well. I enjoyed the book none the less.
I recommend it to all teenage girls in middle to high school. It's a good start to
Savannah Harriott
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book and since i have lived in the Bahamas my self it was close to my heart and little things she said about the island i would understand. dramatic story with a happy ending which was quite refreshing since many authors feel they need to make there books a sad story for it to be successful and this book proved those authors wrong.
Rian Jenkins
Aug 12, 2011 rated it liked it
It was an awesome read to encourage young girls to be scholars instead of hoodrats, but I didn't like how the message was so overcrowded with the sex scenes and too much drama. It was teenage version of a Zane novel, not appropriate.
Marylinn Mach
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved it..
Mar 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books ive read
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Cassandra Charisse Carter was born on Tuesday, February 21, 1989 in Reading,
Pennsylvania. She is the only child of Susan L. Green and Randall C. Carter, and the product of a single-parent home. She is best known for her young adult novels, "Fast Life"(July 2007) and "16 Isn't Always Sweet" (March 2008).

From the time she was a young girl, Cassandra exhibited a passion for writing. Her talent was fi
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