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Floss
     

Floss

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by Monica Marie Jones
 

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Definition: Floss (verb) [Flawss] 1 to use fame, wealth and material possessions to represent ones social status. 2 to adorn one's body, home and vehicle with physical representation of one's wealth. 3 to do any and everything in ones power to make those around him or her aware of one's worth.

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Definition: Floss (verb) [Flawss] 1 to use fame, wealth and material possessions to represent ones social status. 2 to adorn one's body, home and vehicle with physical representation of one's wealth. 3 to do any and everything in ones power to make those around him or her aware of one's worth.

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ISBN-13:
9780979792878
Publisher:
Hub Books Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Floss 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Shon_Bacon More than 1 year ago
One thing I've enjoyed about author Monica Marie Jones' writing career thus far is she's all about being real and teaching us something. She did it in TASTE MY SOUL, and she definitely did it in THE UPS AND DOWNS OF BEING ROUND. In her latest, FLOSS, Jones takes her writing and her real teachings to a new level. Don't let the nice cover fool you; FLOSS is about more than money, cars, fast women, and staying on top. It's about the choices we make when deciding how to live our lives and the aftermath of those choices. It's about relationships, love, faith, morality, and so much more. If you're looking for a great urban fiction title with depth and faith, then you owe it to yourself to check out FLOSS.
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
(Official Apex Reviews Rating: 4.5 Stars)

In a world that is separated by social classes ¿ from the most successful, wealthy, and powerful to the unemployed, homeless, and lower class ¿ there is a class that falls in-between the middle and upper class. This class is more a state of being, and the people in this class act out and represent what it means to be in the upper middle class. This is called "Floss."

Abel, Solomon, and Jabez have been friends since childhood and all the while have strived to climb the social ladder. Cousins Dionysus and Torah have the same goal, but they want to get there by finding men who can take them to the top. Tyse wants to climb that same social ladder, only do it in the company of men like Abel, Solomon, and Jabez. He would also like to attract women like Dionysus and Torah. These six characters all have the same goals, but different ways of obtaining them. Will they be able to work together to get there, or will their journey be filled with backstabbing and jealousy rising between them?

Floss is an in-depth journey through the lives of six young professionals that is thrilling and believable. It's a brilliantly pieced together, entertaining drama, and the unique characters are intriguing and likeable ¿ even at their worst. An addictive page turner that will have readers begging Monica Marie Jones for more.


Brooke Carleton
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ok...I like the ending how the author incorporated God
jazzime More than 1 year ago
This was good. It also makes you think about life itself. And how you treat people.
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
What is the definition of floss? "To do everything in one's power to make others aware of one's worth." This would be the best definition that would fit the title of this story.

FLOSS tells the story of a woman named Dionysus. She turns heads wherever she goes. She is wanted by many men, and women envy her beauty.

When Tyse meets Dionysus, he feels he has to step his game up in order to appear as if he has money. He will do anything, from buying an outfit just to take it back to exchange it for another, just to give off the appearance that he never has to wear an outfit twice...just for the image to FLOSS.

Then you have Solomon, who is trying to "keep up with the Joneses" or so to speak. He works almost 80 hours a week in order to make the money he needs to FLOSS. When he meets Dionysus, he tries to floss her in front of his friend, Abel, but that soon backfires. Abel is the one that has a calling, but he is determined to avoid it. Jabez works hard and plays hard.

Jealousy, envy, betrayals and friendships will be tested. Will it all be worth...the cost to floss?

FLOSS by Monica Marie Jones was a quick read. However, I didn't really care for the character Dionysus very much because she was so promiscuous. Ms. Jones made Dionysus out to be some sort of goddess. I realize there was an underlying lesson to be learned from the story, but I feel as if the delivery on the lesson was poorly executed. The story itself picked up in the middle of the book, where all the drama starts to unfold, but then the story just...ends. I am hoping the author has left this open for a sequel, but the way it ended was disappointing.


Reviewed by: LeonaR