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A collection of essays discussing issues surrounding the sexual coming-of-age experiences of African American women....
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A collection of essays discussing issues surrounding the sexual coming-of-age experiences of African American women.
Roberts states, "A collective of young black women has come together to share their sexual stories," then launches the book with a frank account of her own encounters and the pronouncement that women are now "demanding that guys touch them" in addition to "getting theirs." She defines virginity as "strength, force, skill" that she hopes to keep all her life. Other pieces, cast as essays, feel manipulated to present a moral or a sense of closure. Common to many of the stories are bad writing and clichés ("these women represent the mass," "beyond my wildest dreams," "I went into shock"). These reflections are as mesmerizing as the revelations offered on talk shows, and just as earnest, but do not withstand scrutiny on the page.
Posted March 7, 2014
I find this very refreshing and healing, young women sharing stories about life. It has shared stories from the souls of women who survied love hate and disapointment... And won. Wow. I think students from six grade and up should read this book.
Posted October 18, 2005
Omg!!!! This book is so gooooood. I love it so much. It really made me cry when I read that story about that little girl that got raped by her uncle and a stranger. It really relates to what's really going on in this world today. I encourage all young women to read this book!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.