It Is What It Is: A So For Real Novel [NOOK Book]

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Gia's got to face the good, the bad, and the new. . .

Gia Stokes is psyched for the start of her junior year at Longfellow High. She's co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, she's back on good terms with her cousin Hope, and her best friend Ricky has achieved hottie status as the school's new first-string quarterback. Now all the girls are after him, including Valerie--Gia's co-captain--and Hope. They both want Gia's help to score a date with Ricky, but how is Gia supposed ...

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Overview

Gia's got to face the good, the bad, and the new. . .

Gia Stokes is psyched for the start of her junior year at Longfellow High. She's co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, she's back on good terms with her cousin Hope, and her best friend Ricky has achieved hottie status as the school's new first-string quarterback. Now all the girls are after him, including Valerie--Gia's co-captain--and Hope. They both want Gia's help to score a date with Ricky, but how is Gia supposed to choose between them? If that wasn't enough, she also has to deal with a new dad and an annoying fourteen-year-old stepsister. It's going to take every ounce of faith Gia has to flip this script and make her junior year one to remember.

"Gia Stokes might be a Hi-Stepper, but this teen role model has both feet on the ground as she meets life's challenges with style and grace." --Melody Carlson, author of the Diary of a Teenage Girl series

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758285232
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,105,988
  • File size: 777 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    fantastic

    felt like I was in the story I feel like i was gia I like it the book was great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2010

    A great book to read !

    I really liked this book. I have read the whole series but I think this book was the best. It just has a great message for girls my age and older. The whole series was great and it really taught you that you should love yourself and not listen to what other people think. It also taught you that you should be careful who you choose as your friends. All around it was just a really good book, and you really could not put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to have a little more confidence in themselves. After reading this book I would have to say that I really felt good about myself. I think I felt more confident and better about myself. I think I can really relate to the main character. She really reminds me of myself. This is just a really good book that I encourage you to read!

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  • Posted January 21, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    It Is What It Is

    Now that her mother is marrying Elder LeRon Ferguson, Gia, while excited for her mother, realizes she's inheriting an evil step-sister, Candy. Everything that can go wrong does. Not only do they have to share a bedroom, but they are to be involved in the same activities and same curfew. While this elevates Candy's status as a freshman, it does nothing for Gia's.

    While Gia is trying to adjust to Ricky, her bff, being the object of Valerie, co-captain of Hi-Steppers and Hope, her cousins, affections, she's bombarded with her own emotions about Ricky.

    Rolling with the punches, Gia is just trying to maintain. While she's been able to add some new twists to her wardrobe she can't help but notice that Candy's clothes are seriously fly. That is until Gia discovers Candy's shopping expenditures are more than costly. Can Gia keep quiet about all that's going on?

    "It Is What It Is" book two in the So For Real Series is fun, honest and dare I say it, so for real!

    Reviewed by: Marshae
    Teen Reviewer

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    Gia Stokes: Phenomenal Teenager

    Although socially challenged in the previous, Step To This: So for Real Series, Gia has gained recognition in It Is What It Is.

    Fabulosity runs all through Gia's veins even if she isn't sporting the latest designer labeled duds. She's pretty, bright, a gifted dancer and choreographer. She also hangs out with a crew of teens who are equally fabulous in their own right.

    Hope, Gia's cousin, is boy crazy and has her sights on Gia's best friend, Ricky. She will stop at nothing to get Ricky to take notice, even if it means humiliating herself.

    Ricky is attractive and athletic. Yet, he appears to be a bit uneasy with his increasing popularity. He's the type of young male that any mother would welcome dating their daughter.

    Lastly, there's Kevin. He's courteous and bashful and has a crush on Gia. As he begins to come out of his shell, Gia can't help but take notice to the new and improved Kevin.

    This is a fantastic read geared towards young adults who happen to be Christians. I truly enjoyed reading it. What a great birthday gift for young adults.

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