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Kiki by Jada Jones
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Apr 03, 2012

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bookshelves: african-american, poc, teen-fiction, hi-lo
Read in April, 2012

Unlike her twin sister Sherise, Kiki's always been a good girl. She's proud of her good grades, but since she's kind of shy and tomboyish, she can't help feeling like she just doesn't fit in. Kiki is sure that if she had a boyfriend, or even some real girl friends, she would stop feeling so lonely. Even though everyone says Jackson is a player, Kiki can't help wondering if he might actually like her. And what about Tia, the girl who Kiki is supposed to tutor? Could she be the friend Kiki's looking for?

Although limited by the hi/lo format, this book tells an engaging story that will appeal to teen girls, especially those who loved the Bluford High series. Not all of the messages in the story are positive (drugs and drinking are presented in a realistically casual way, the main character is told she needs to be more feminine if she ever wants a man, and no one seems to disagree with that assertion), and there's plenty of teenage drama, but the hopeful ending keeps it from being too much of an angst-fest.


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Kaionna i agree with you see i just finished the book and now im on the last one

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