Johnson, Brandi

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
"Ra'Keeyah has million-dollar dreams. She's determined to come up, and she won't stop until she does. Nothing is going to stop her from getting the hottest clothes, the finest men, and money to burn. Easily influenced by her conniving girls Shayna and Quiana, Ra'Keeyah resorts to shoplifting, stealing married men's credit cards, and passing bad checks to get what she wants. Ra'Keeyah is struggling to stay on top, and she has sunk to an all-time low when she meets Brick. He's a savvy, street-smart hustler who will surely take her young heart for a ride and make her want to change. Will she be able to resist, though, when Shayna comes to her with an idea that is sure to keep their pockets on swole? This idea could cost the girls a little more than they bargained for, along with teaching them that not everyone is to be tricked!"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Deer Park, NY : Urban Books, c2012.
ISBN: 160162512X
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternate Title: Tricking


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Jul 07, 2012
  • mjsn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ra'keeyah and her friends Shayna and Quiana are HS students who want more than they have. Shayna and Quiana are cousins, who are being raised by Shayna's mother, and who we find out during the course of the book have been sexually molested during their early childhood years. Ra'keeyah and her younger brother Jaylen are being raised by their single mother. The teens decide to become paid private dancers for some older men. Ra'keeyah falls in love with a drug dealer and stops dancing, while the other girls take it a step further and starts sleeping with the men to make even more money. At the end of the day, relationships are broken, trusts are broken, there's a couple of pregnancies and a couple of deaths.


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Jul 06, 2012
  • mjsn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"A jealous person is a dangerous person."


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