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The Final Play

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Three best friends from the streets found success--in very different ways. But with a crisis detonating around them, their bond could also destroy everything they care about . . .

No matter how tough the odds, Ricky, Derrick, and Jamal learned to unite and fight during their time at the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute. But their adult lives have driven them apar
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Dafina Books
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Kelsie Maxwell
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Shelly Ellis

The Final Play is a gritty urban novel from author, Shelly Ellis. This is the third and final book in the Branch Avenue Boys series and continues the stories of three men who met as boys and maintained close friendships well into adulthood. The novel is told from the alternating viewpoints of each man but is easy to follow due to appropriately named chapter headers.

Derrick, Ricky and Jamal met as boys at the Branch Avenue Boys Institute, where they had ea
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T. Beasley
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Final Play is the third book in the Branch Avenue boys series about three friends who find success following different paths. Circumstances in their lives cause destruction that may fracture the friendship and their lives. Now in this final installment, which brings everything full circle we see a different side of Derrick, Jamal and Ricky.

Derrick acknowledges his wrong doings and when given an ultimatum from Dolla Dolla, a known drug dealer, he has to make a hard decision that c
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Thrilling ending to a well-written series.
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Shannan Harper
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The final installment of three friends that met at a facility to help young boys, grew up together and have maintained their friendship into adulthood. Together, and have been experiencing drama and mayhem as adults. Truthfully I don't remember a lot when it comes to series, but these characters were never far from my mind, and although it's the last of the series, I truthfully wish it could continue. The characters were real, very relatable, and I was really mad when I had to put it down and ge ...more
Shavonna Futrell
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Final Play is the last installment in the Branch Avenue Boys trilogy, once again Shelly Ellis did not disappoint. Derrick, Ricky and Jamel are all in trouble and it all leads back to one person Dolla Dolla.

I have enjoyed this series and really hate to see it end, it was nice to read books from the male perspective, how they feel about each other and women. This book has everything you want to read. I look forward to seeing what this author has up her sleeve next.
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Tiffany Howe
This series went out with a bang! My nerves were all over the place! The action in this book was so real! But I'm glad everything worked out like it was suppose to. The brothers ( best friends) are back cool again and everyone are with the people they love! Couldn't ask for a better series filled with action, drama and love! Great ending to a perfect series! Shelly Ellis is a beast with her pen game and proves why she is one of the best!
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Shelly Ellis is a NAACP Image Award-nominated women's fiction/romance author and creator of the Gibbons Gold Digger and Chesterton Scandal series. Her fiction writing career began when she became one of four finalists in a First-Time Writers Contest when she was 19 years old. The prize was a publishing contract and having her first short-story romance appear in an anthology. She has since publishe ...more

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