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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  591 ratings  ·  143 reviews
Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for B008UH0QUO.

Anton Robinson is a black high school senior six weeks shy of graduation. Six weeks shy of freedom. And six weeks shy of never seeing the girl of his dreams again. He’s resigned himself to this, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart, because he knows he has no legitimate reason to initiate a friendship with her. An
Kindle Edition, Alternate Cover Edition, 223 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Penny Press
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Ana Exactly my thoughts! Ending is so disappointing and not in line with the way Anton & Emma cruised through all the incidents together positively…moreExactly my thoughts! Ending is so disappointing and not in line with the way Anton & Emma cruised through all the incidents together positively only to part ways as shown in epilogue. I hope author writes sequel for this story. *Fingers crossed*(less)
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Ana Yes, tats what is inferred in the last interaction between Emma & Anton. Sad

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Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Ok, I agree with everyone in that this book was well written (why does it now seem rare to read a book that is grammatically correct...outside of the characters lines which assist in portraying who they are...and proper use of punctuation marks. Oooh you wonderful comma and semicolon, you are soon to be on the extinction list with the way some of the new authors are ignoring your existence).

Aaahhh, ok back to the review...characters were well written and belivable, and their issues
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
I really loved this book up until the last chapter - it seemed rushed and didn't have a solid ending. The rest of the book was fantastic - I couldn't put it down, so the ending really let the book down and resulted in the 3 star rating. I was all set to give the book 5 stars, so thats how much of a let down the ending was.

The story was all about the angst of not only being a teenager but crossing the cultural boundaries between black and white, rich and poor. With the story so well written and d
Georgia Cruz
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OHHOLYDAMNSHIT. My heart was like ripped to pieces after reading that effin' epilogue. I was a mess! It's like God open the floodgates and tears just keep coming and flowing until I can't read it through the blur of my tears. I'm not kidding. This author knows how to hurt a reader's heart. Seriously.

The story is very familiar but still it made me want to LOVE and HATE it. It is emotional and heart-piercing. The only thing I'm sure I reall
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
*Tal vez un poco de spoilers*

Dios, tengo tantas cosas que decir sobre este libro.
Esperaba mucho, en serio, pero no sé en qué punto la autora arruinó todo.
No quiero dar spoilers pero al principio la autora te cuenta una pareja super linda, que es capaz de enfrentar todo por el amor que se tienen. Esto dura 6 meses, y luego como se dice: "si te he visto, no me acuerdo".
Te dejan con un final horrible en todos los puntos de vista. Porque, está bien, ellos
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing

i know i gave it 5 stars but only because the way it was written. But it just felt so wrong how the story ended. the following is an email i wrote to the author with tears in my eyes about the book.

I usually try to stay away from sad books because i can't handle them... i just didn't think this one was one of them! TT__TT i have been crying for like 5 damn minutes, why did you do that me, us (readers) i can't hardly breathe. i loved the way you wrote the story and the points of views bu
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-borrowed
That ending was heartbreaking, made me want to scream and cry!,!! Man what a beautiful story of two teens from very different worlds brought together by a school project and end up falling in love. Of course this type story has been told before but I really enjoyed this one. Anton and Emma are so cute. Emma is a white girl with rich parents and Anton is a black teen from the projects being raised by his single mom. Their chemistry is amazing and I loved how they interacted. Due to their very dif ...more
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Seriously?! That ending ripped my heart out. An absolute spectacular read! S. Walden is becoming one of my new favorite authors. Hoodie was such a refreshing topic, a theme of Walden's books, regarding race and diversity. It follows Emma, a white rich girl, and Anton, a black boy living in the Projets, as they tackle a school project before graduation.

I loved loved loved Emma and Anton, both as a couple and as individuals. Emma is open and accepting. She is not judgemental or arrogant about Ant
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I..I don't...this book....the story...loss for words. So raw and powerful. I KNEW. I just KNEW something was going to go 'that way'. I had that feeling in the pit of my stomach, that 'oh crap' feeling. Yeah, this book gives you that feeling while making you smile while you read it. How does that happen? And the end....I felt like Charlie Brown when Lucy kept pulling the football out from under him. ARRGGGG

Emma has lead a protected life. Her parents have plenty of money. She has a car. S
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Jettie Woodruff
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What the Sam hell was that??? I hate this fucking book. No I love it, no I hate it. Grrrr. What kind of ending was that? I am so happy for Anton, and I want to be happy for Emma too. Why can't I be happy for Emma too? I feel like throwing myself on the floor and going into a full blown three year old tantrum.
Okay Rant over. I loved the struggles between Emma and Anton. I loved the drama that the two of them faced over a love that was uncontrollable. There were parts that I wanted to punch Anton
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Mind is blown. This story is EVERYTHING.

I'm told this was S. Walden's debut. I should probably be shocked that this was ANYONE'S debut, since the writing is THAT amazing. But I'm not surprised. Having come to adore her stories and her brilliant writing in her other stories, I'd only be surprised if a book with her name on it was anything less than phenomenal. Her writing is superior, her story telling unbelievable. She was born to write, a gift to readers.

I don't think I can say anything about H
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama, new-adult, romance
Sra Walden, ahora mismo no sé si amarla u odiarla en este momento. Amarla por lo bien que escribe,lo original de sus historias, la manera que logro conectarme con ellas y comenzar un libro suyo y no soltarlo hasta acabarlo. Y odiarla por lo cruel que es,lo peor es que no se lo puedo reprochar,porque por mas que busco y pienso,sufro,me enojo... en realidad creo que de verdad ha sido justa con su final. No todos podemos tener finales felices,no todos podemos sobreponernos a las desgracias con las ...more

He devorado esta novela y me estaba gustando hasta que he llegado a las últimas sesenta páginas, y a ese final post-falso-epílogo. S. Walden ha roto a lo bestia mi corazon. Llevo una hora llorando. Y el dolor todavia me esta abrasando.

Es una novela preciosa, con una alta carga emocional, que rompe prejuicios y que narra bajo un punto de vista muy real, con un aire de melancolia y de esperanza a la vez, que cuenta con una buena chica, Emma, y que esconde a un protagonista masculino que me ha


Just so everybody knows, I'm crying my ass out here like a baby, I repeat, like a baby
I don't know what to do with the ending.
It's just too heartbreaking to handle.
It's like someone just slash my heart into two pieces and take the other away.

This book taught and realized me
That life's nothing but cruel
People are discriminating
This society is just plain fck up.

But tells me that LOVE never choose people, who to love... and how to love.

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Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Historia super mega diferente. Trata sobre un "negro" y su "blanca" compañera de curso y nos muestra el mundo estos "negros", siento que se abordó de una muy buena manera. Ligera, fácil de leer. Solo tengo una queja......CÓMO DEMONIOS TERMINA ASÍ!?!!?!?!?!?! He leído muchos finales y este llegó a la cima de "peores finales en la vida de los peores finales" porque sí, la vida es cruel, no es como queremos pero como es posible que la autora nos muestre (cuente) una parte que no sabíamos y así como ...more
Oct 03, 2013 rated it liked it
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Sandy Ⓢ
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, young-adult, 2016
¿Por quééééééé? Todo iba bien (bueno no tanto, pero que más da), agh!!! Me traumatizo ese final, no lo puedo superar aún me acuerdo.
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book a few months ago and after that ending I couldn't write my review right away. I loved that Walden flipped the script on the typical interracial romance and gave us a black male with a white female. I loved that her characters were authentic and that she was willing to use words and expressions that were sensitive but in complete character to the world and people that she was writing about. I believed in the love between the H and h and I loved them together. I also believed in t ...more
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was so different from the books I normally read. I loved Emma and Anton. I loved how the author wrote each of their dialogue. I thought it realistically depicted what an interracial couple would face in high school, with friends and family. There really was not anything I did not like about this book until I got to the epilogue. Ughhh! Why??? Why?! A HEA would have made me recommend this book to everyone. Instead, I'll be sure to warn them of the sad ending before in ...more
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Finally. It was getting too much for me.

Anton and Emma both young and high school sweethearts. They were both different yet their love wasn't was joke. They do things any teens would do but with them it was a whole lot of difference.

Being judged. Being mocked. Frowned upon.

I could name more but I've realized that no matter what, you cannot help who you love.

I smiled I laughed I felt sad and I cried all cause of what happened to them both. I never realized that the ending was IT (read to find
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book and I have so many emotions right now. I almost feel cheated. Like I somehow received the unfinished version of this book. But I know that's not true. I almost feel like there should be a second book. I feel like Anton and Emma deserve another book. They deserve so much. I loved this book. It was perfect. Funny, real and so heartbreaking. This book was well written and I could not put it down. It all just felt so real. I just can't believe what happened happened ...more
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Ok WTF did I just read? Did I really just end like that? The book was so good then the ending had to be rushed and written in the most stupidest way possible. Don't bother reading this as you'll only be disappointed! Truly shameful for the author to do this to her readers. Terrible ending! AVOID!
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I just finished the book and the ending broke my heart. I so did not see that coming. I am praying, wishing and hoping dearly for a sequel! I am all for portrayal of realistic relationships and storytelling but I so don't want this book to be the end of Anton and Emma.
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2013
This book will give you hope and then steal it away. It will make you smile and then cry like a small child and I promise that you won't be the same after you turn the last page...
Rose Anne
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
Hate the ending.
Byron Washington
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This story was VERY compelling and the ending was, shall I say, different. Still a good story which could've been even better WITHOUT the "ebonics". Writers and authors, IT ISN'T NECESSARY IN ORDER TO LEND AUTHENTICITY TO YOUR STORY!!! That is all.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: disappointment
I assumed since I loved "Good" I'd love "Hoodie" by the same author but I didn't love it and it have every thing to do with the end which was horrible BEYOND believe!
Let's see what we have got here. Love Story between black boy (Anton) and white girl(Emma). Nothing new but a lot of potential. The characters' development was so real I loved the heck out of it, they're in high school and their opinions are changing and the sky is the limit.
I'll try to keep this short
I started reading and
My Own Bookshelves
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to My Own by: The pleasure of reading
Shelves: young-adult
I was warned. So, only fair to pass the warning along. This novel does not end with a HEA. It ends up breaking your heart for Emma and Anton. Their start is rocky. Two very different people purposely thrown together for a final senior project. In the process of writing a group paper, each character has to learn about each other culturally. What wasn't in the project outline was for them to fall in love.

"You're a senior. Know what I mean? It's time to grow up and deal with it. And when I say 'it'
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you could see me right now you would see tears running down my face making a mascara trail! this novel is a definite tear-jerker. Of course, going into it I knew it was going to be an emotional novel solely based on the fact that it dealt with an interracial relationship between a black male and a white female while they were in high school. I mean, after all, relationships in high school are nothing but drama anyway so the drama was exponentially increased.

Gah! I can't even write this review
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S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. She is the USA Today bestselling author of Going ...more
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“She cried then, letting the raw emotions overtake her. She cried for the loss of her youth that bled out on a bathroom floor many years ago. She cried for the fairytale shattered by an exploding gun. She cried for all of the things she could not tell him, the regret, the fear of a future marked by desperation for things she could never have. She cried for the babies she would never bear. She pleaded for God to take away her memories of him, but they came one by one, spilling into the forefront of her mind, vivid as the moment they had just happened. And she was seventeen all over again, lying beside him in his warm bed, and had just loved him, was drunk with the love he had poured into her.” 6 likes
“It was over. He knew, but she did not. He could tell by the way she nuzzled him, how her body relaxed in his embrace, how she sighed when he kissed the top of her head. She was still hopeful, he thought, and that made her beautiful. Suddenly he could not bear to imagine a life without her.” 5 likes
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