Game Over

Game Over

4.8 15
by Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker
     
 
Let's take a journey into the world of Vera Wright-Turner, who leads you to wonder if she will play or be played. Will she learn that love is all she needs or will the love she has be too much for her to stand?
Only knowing the life of gold diggin', hustling men and rejecting love, Vera has suddenly found herself in a world where her game has ''flipped...and

Overview

Let's take a journey into the world of Vera Wright-Turner, who leads you to wonder if she will play or be played. Will she learn that love is all she needs or will the love she has be too much for her to stand?
Only knowing the life of gold diggin', hustling men and rejecting love, Vera has suddenly found herself in a world where her game has ''flipped...and slipped through her fingertips.'' While trying to retrace her footsteps in search of where her game could be, Vera discovers that the love she has for Dr. Taj Bennett won't let her go, the hatred that she has for her drug addicted mother is not easy to live with, and ghosts from her past won't seem to die.

Get ready, get set, and run with Vera as Tu-Shonda Whitaker spins a plot explosive, passionate and humorous tale that is destined to be an urban classic!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976234920
Publisher:
Triple Crown Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
807,310
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker's work has appeared in "Grub Street Writer" literary magazine and "Black Literary Journal." She is the author of two novels, "Flipside of the Game" and "Game Over, " and contributed a short story to the anthology "Cream." She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. Visit her website at www.tushonda.com.

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Game Over 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
vanilla_kizz More than 1 year ago
This book as well as the second part should be made into a movie.Me and my guy bestfriend read this book in the eight grade and still talk about till this day.I know a lot of African Americans can relate to the book,and one's who havent read it would still be interested.I would read it watch and ect.....over and over.Game over get's much love.
trini_shorty More than 1 year ago
this book was really good..read it a while ago but if i still had it i would have read it over again
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is was the first book by this author that I've read and I will say, I will read another. I like the characters that Cookie was something else. Vera had to get over not having a mother and learning to accept her while becoming a mother herself. It was interesting to see how she developed. A co-worker pushed me to read this book and I wasn't disoppointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
hello:)im 15 and my friend recomended this book cause she said that it was really really good and i absolutley agree.another thing some people have the oppinion that this book is only for females but i disagree.im not a female and i enjoyed it. i think that it could teach everybody how to deal with stuff like relationships and drug abuse so i would say that everybody should be open to read it. thank you
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have to read Flipside of the Game before you read this book. Both books are outstanding and has great humor in it as well. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Flipside of the Game and its sequel Game Over. I read them both twice before I could finally put them down! What an awesome story! It was so funny at times. After reading Game Over, I went searching for some of the songs that were mentioned in the book that I had never heard of and now, one of my favorite songs is Stick Up Kid by Lyfe. I thought that was priceless when Taj went off on Vera for taking his CD. The drama, make up sex and fights between those two were absolutely the Bomb! I couldn't put the books down! I didn't want them to end! They had me thinking about them for days after reading them. If you love a great romantic novel, you will not be sorry for reading these two books. Tu-Shonda Whitaker really did her thang thinking and putting these novels together. I just love her.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a is the bomb its great it grabs your attenchen by the first sentence this book is highly recommended and i can't wait to read the sequel!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
FlipSide of the Game was the first book I read by Mrs. Whitaker and that book was really good!!! I couldnt wait until the sequel came out! Game Over was a well written book! So Mrs. Whitaker keep doing what u do best write GOOD books!!!!! Game Over is a must read!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just finish reading this book and i was really impressed. the first book 'flip side of the game' was great so i didn't think the sequill would be that good. boy was i wrong! the way the family is there for one another and, the friends are real friends it was refreshing to read a book that made you laugh, cry, and mad. i would definatly recommend both of her books. well done
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Flip Side of the Game first and that book was wonderful but the sequel is absolutely incredible. Ms. Whitaker outdid herself in her follow-up book. What a beautiful love story about a close knit dysfunctional family. I personally think that Vera's behavior mirrors some of what Taj has suppressed within himself....he also seems to have quite a temper and is very demanding. But overall his patience for her and the depth of his love is realistically beautiful. THe entire family and friends are hilarious and sad at the same time. Kudos to Ms. Whitaker...This story is a testimony within itself and for tackling such serious issue along with the insecurities that lie within these individuals. I wish there could be a 3rd book about the future of this family and what their lives ended of being. Are there more kids, marriages, issues with trust and are drug habits finally gone???? THis is a request for a 3rd book....why don't you survey your readers for this request. Many blessings and job well done!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tu-Shonda Whitaker has done it again with her sophomore novel; Game Over a continuation of her previous book, Flip Side of the Game. Mz. Whitaker is one to watch for in the years to come; for she adds grace to the Comptemporay Urban Literature that she seems to control with the ability to weave a tale that shakes, rattles, and rolls. Game Over, picks up where Flip Side of the Game leaves off. In this book, Vera finds, loses, and finds love again. She goes thru other trails and tribulations which contributes to her growing gracefully with the life she was dealt. The life of being born to a drug addicted mother who threw her in the garbage bin. Travel with Vera, Taj, Aunt Cookie, Uncle Boy, and Rowanda as they take us on a journey filled with drama, love, humor,and tear jerking sensations. This book, answers all the questions that we waited so long to have answered. Questions like; did Vera and Taj, get hitched? Or did one of them get ditched? Did Rowanna give into drugs or did she control the master that controlled her for so long? Does Aunt Cookie make us fall deeper in love with her and Uncle Boy? They are definitely off the chain, this time. Both, Uncle Boy and Aunt Cookie will have you in stitches. You, will see the thuggish side of Doctor Taj Bennet. And what about those three girlfriends? Well, the drama just continues for each of them, but they handle their business. This book is certain to answer, all of those questions and this time around Mz. Whitaker gives us more for our money, 308 pages of awesome reading. This book is really a very good read, a must read. Kudos to you, again Mz. Whitaker, keep your head up, stay humble, and God will continue to bless you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT CAN I SAY BUT MRS. WHITAKER HAS DONE IT AGAIN!!! GAMEOVER THE CONTINUATION OF FLIP SIDE OF THE GAME IS NOTHING SHORT OF A BANGER. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ FLIP SIDE DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT BECAUSE GAMEOVER IS SO GOOD THAT IT STANDS ON ITS OWN AS A CLASSIC!! THIS TIME I AROUND I FELL DEEPER IN LOVE WITH VERA AND TAJ'S RELATIONSHIP AND ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS IT BRINGS. UNCLE BOY IS IN THE FOR FRONT OF THIS NOVEL AND WILL HAVE YOU DOUBLED OVER IN LAUGHTER. AUNT COOKIE IS STILL DOING HER THING AND DROPING IT'S LIKE IT'S HOT ALL OVER TOWN. SHANNON,ANGIE, AND LEE(MY FAVORITE CHARACTER) ARE ALL BACK WITH THEIR OWN RESPECTIVE DRAMA. AND ALSO A SLEW OF NEW CHARCTER'S ARE INTRODUCED. GAMEOVER IS THE BOMB AND I FOUND MYSELF LIKING THE SEQUEL MORE THAN I DID THE ORGINAL NOVEL. THAT SHOWS THE POWER AND STREGNTH OF A GREAT WRITER. MRS. WHITAKER THANK YOU FOR GIVING US READERS ANOTHER HOT, FUNNY, TEAR JERKERING, AND DRAMA FILLED NOVEL!!!
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