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Diary of a Young Girl
     

Diary of a Young Girl

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by Mark Anthony
 

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After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but

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After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but her luck soon runs out when she is raped and left for dead one night after work.
Confused and scared, Shayla concocts a lie that leads to an arrest. A man is convicted and sent to prison for the crime, though he insists he's innocent.
Shayla goes about putting her life back together, and with the help of a great mentor, she makes some big changes. Now a graduate of Howard University, she's ready to begin a new career and put her old life far behind her—until an unexpected twist turns everything upside down. New DNA evidence leads the court to reopen the rape case, and Shayla will be forced to confront the lies that she told. Will she ever be truly free from the ugly demons of her past?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601623744
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Diary of a Young Girl 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tregirltx More than 1 year ago
Mark Anthony did a great job with this book. The book had me hooked from the first page and made me realize that some of the events in this book happens in real life. The Character Shayla was a good person and likeable though she had promiscious ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
his books are always full of action and emotion this book was no different. the plot was good and the chapters were short so this was an easy read. i always felt connected to the main character even though she had whore like tendencies but she was still likeable.