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(Drama High #12)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  614 ratings  ·  29 reviews
If only there was a potion to make all Jayd Jackson's troubles disappear]] Even though Jayd's finished with the AP exams and finally has some space of her own at her mother's house, she's got to deal with the drama all around her. Mickey blames Jayd for her ruined baby shower; Rah, her ex, is bristling over her renewed relationship with beach boy Jeremy; and her #1 ...more
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Published October 1st 2010 by Dafina (first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I believe that this is a very good book. I also believe that all books that L.Divine writes are very inspirational and outstanding.
Dec 06, 2010 rated it liked it
I received an ARC copy of this book a couple months ago. I did enjoy the book overall but I felt that there were too many different story-lines going on at one time. I found that the addition of Jayd being a Voodoo princess was too much for me and I would have rather just focused on her high school life and friendships. I found a few other things difficult to swallow such as her guidance counselor telling her that unless she got into cheer leading, she would not be able to get into a good ...more
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L. Divine creates characters that are easy to fall in love with and who are so real! In the ninth book of the Drama High Series, Jayd, an ambitious 17-year-old from Compton, is faced with all sorts of challenges in balancing her busy and complicated life with school, her "special gifts" and her friends. The ambitious young teen has to find a way to navigate outside forces and influences that cause her to be pulled and prodded in multiple directions.

Divine's characters are beautifully crafted
A.Discerning.AAMBC.Reader AAMBC Book Reviewr
Sep 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens and Young Adults
L. Divine creates characters that are easy to fall in love with and who are so real! In the ninth book of the Drama High Series, Jayd, an ambitious 17-year-old from Compton, is faced with all sorts of challenges in balancing her busy and complicated life with school, her "special gifts" and her friends. The ambitious young teen has to find a way to navigate outside forces and influences that cause her to be pulled and prodded in multiple directions.

Divine's characters are beautifully crafted
Jun 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I am realy in to this serie's because it talks about the harch. reality's or the black community
Theaisa C.
This book was good i really like all these books about Jady and the drama that be going on around her , and how she handle it .
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book I’m reading is called ‘Drama High: Pushin,’ and as I have read so far it is a very excellent book to read. The author really knows how to make the reader fall in love with the character. When I read the book I wasn’t so sure at first about reading it just because it was long to me. However, as I started reading the more I started getting into it more and more. I looked at the book and hoped I could become as great as a writer as her. The main character is the one the story falls on ...more
Sakura Haruno
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was really good Mickey finally had her baby Jeremy and Jay'd are really strong but rah still coming up.
Sabrina Henderson
In the story Pushin’ by L. Divine Jayd faced many challenges: her ex boyfriend wants her back and her current boyfriend is feeling more and more jealous every day because of it. Her current boyfriend’s baby mama is back in town temporarily, she hopes. One of her best friends named Nellie has turned into her newest hater hanging out with her worst enemy. And her other best friend Mickey is having her baby soon that has a caul (to be a priestess, which Jayd is also). When you get into her school ...more
In chapter one it introduces her and her grandmother's relationship. How religious her family is and how they believe in spirits. It shows how she has history with Rah her ex boyfriend. She really likes her new boyfriend Jeremy. She drives and is very responsible. You can tell Rah uses her a lot because he knows he has that type of control over her. She acts in school plays and is a honors drama club member. Jeremy her new boyfriend is white and that is unusual for her. His best friend is also a ...more
An interesting look, for me, into a mix of teenage, African-American, high-achieving, low-income LA culture. I thought there were a lot of strengths in the writing: good, engaging protagonist, positive and empowering images of child birth, respect toward elders, variety of characters and personalities. There were some weaknesses, too: no descriptions of protagonist's challenges (for example, her ASU speech was not presented, we did not get to read about her theater audition, nor was there a ...more
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
Finally arrived today (1/19/11). Looking forward to reading this one.
Review to come ....

I recieved an ARC of this from Goodreads (!) and was really excited about reading a book involving AA characters. With that said, I didn't enjoy this book. It was actually a little less than ok. I didn't care for the characters and there was too much going on in the book. The main protaganist talks a good game about being above the drama, but the fact that she still seems to get in it totally turned me off.
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was very interesting. It kept me interested because it talked about different things that us as teenagers go through throughout high school. It talked about relationships,family problems, friend problems, and etc. I like the fact that the plot of the story kept me wanting to finish. The book kind of related to my life because of all the problems and issues the girl went through. I didnt like the ending because it was put into a to be continued type ending and i like to finish ...more
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing book. Jayd was a bit all over the place but she managed to fit it all into place without much troubles. She is learning to control her powers and gifts more without much trouble. This is probably one of the book of the series that has the least amount of drama. I can't wait for the next book.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it liked it
This is the 9th in the series of Drama High books by L. Divine. They are an easy read for a pre-teen or teenager. The characters are highly developed and seem to come alive in the story. The story will hold you spellbound. I recommend this book for any young adult. The series is a great way to keep your teen reading during the summer.
Oct 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Drama is all i gotta say. Rah's jealousy of her relationship with Jeremy, Mickey mad at her about the baby shower being ruined and she still has to do the ball. Misty's back at it again. It was a fantastic read and Jayd still out on top. Pushin' the drama away.
May 28, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I don't kno wht 2 think if I hadn't start reading it yet!
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome. I went out and got it the first day it came out. I still can't believe Chance met his birth grandfather and is now acting black, which nellie does not like.
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May 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
All of l. divines books are the bomb
Lupinus Texensis
The cheer thing is so silly. Jayd can bake cupcakes that get people out of jail. I think she can handle some damn college applications.
i loved all of l. divines book are the bomb she is for sure my fav author lol
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Keeps you wanting more
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contest-shelf
Rah really want Jayd and she get very mad because when she around her boyfriend Rah acts diferent and try to flirt with her.
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L. Divine is a young female author of the young adult fiction series Drama High. L. Divine is also a priestess who is originally from California, has lived in Jamaica and currently resides with her children in Atlanta. She also holds advanced degrees in African American studies from UCLA.

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Drama High (1 - 10 of 20 books)
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  • Second Chance (Drama High, #2)
  • Jayd's Legacy (Drama High, #3)
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