No Boyz Allowed (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

No Boyz Allowed (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Ni-Ni Simone
     
 

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Gem's friends have a rule: No boys can come between their friendship. So when she meets Ny'eem, she has to keep their relationship a secret.

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Gem's friends have a rule: No boys can come between their friendship. So when she meets Ny'eem, she has to keep their relationship a secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606263771
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,354,838
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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No Boyz Allowed 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
R_n_R More than 1 year ago
i loved it . it was a page turner but it was kinda short. i felt like the story went to fast and could have spent more time with Gem building her relationship with Nyeem and the family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days & it was really good . I enjoy reading your books .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this entire book in one day and it was VERY good. I would recommend this book to anyone. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish it was a Little Longer !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Ni-Ni Simone with all my heart but that book was just a little too short for my liking. I think that there could have been more elaboration on how Gem finally came to accept that she now had a loving family that cared about her deeply. I also think that Ni-Ni could have gone more into the details of Gem and Ny'eem's realtionship after they got back together. The book was good, but I'm disappointed on how short it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like how ni-ni always uses characters from past books so if you get a little confused i sujust going back to the first book. But ni-ni has done it again with another wonderful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lol this was a really cute book i think it was a little rushed and not everthing was explained into full detail like her relationships school and family wise it was just missing that extra info but other than that itwas awesome i cant wait to read more about her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book from the library for my daughter but when it was time to turn it in I kept forgetting to take it back. So one day I picked it up and never put it down until I was done. Great read. Especially for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Uh... okay
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Valerie Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I absolutely love how Ni-Ni Simone connects with her readers. Here’s an example from this book’s dedication: To the Gems of the world–know that as long as there is God, there is Love, And wherever there is love, there is always hope. And wherever there is hope, there is always the ability to be anything you want to be! How powerful is that dedication to teen readers? Very. Then she starts the book with a poem about black beauty that was beautifully written. Gem and her brother have been on their own as long as she can remember. She keeps hoping that her Mom will come along and take them out of the foster system but it hasn’t happened yet. Not sure of what’s best for her and her little brother, she acts up and gets them thrown out of each and every home that takes them in…until this one. I laughed so much as the characters in this foster home were introduced. The aunt and uncle were eccentric and weird and gave a lightness to the story that had heavy elements. One night, Gem’s little brother climbs into bed with her and convinces her to stop being “mean” so they could stay at one home. It broke my heart knowing that she was a sixteen year old trying to keep their world together and confronting the reality that her mother never would come to rescue them. In fact, when the confrontation took place in the book I cried my eyes out. Under the protective eye of her foster family brother, Gem goes to a party and gets introduced to some of the students that will go to her new school. One boy in particular catches her eye but the highlight of the party is finding an old childhood friend she reconnects with. As her life finally seems to be coming together, things fall apart again and Gem has to confide in her best friend and her new foster family as she weathers the pain that comes with a breakup. The story flowed from beginning to end and I didn’t have any trouble keeping up with the language nuances, but did feel that some of the elements of being a foster kid were not really explained. For instance, the foster family gives Gem bags and boxes of brand new clothes without really letting us know what they do for a living but the crazy family relatives living in the house more than made up for any little tidbits we didn’t know the answer to. I feel that this author has made a connection with her readers that will draw them to this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book i loved it and felt that most teens my age need it ,it explains life but in a more rational way so that we can understand from her being took from her mother to her being angry and acting up in every house but when she decides to then open up and live and no longer be chained up by anger she begins to live the life she always wanted and even with the break up between her and nyeem with me being 13 im going to say dont believe everyrhing people tell you but all i have to say is this is an excellent book and i highley recommend it to all teens
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It was drama romance gossip everything ibwanted reality black people fighting loveing caring it was a nice book about a basketball girl it was awsome if you dont belive me do a sample or buy it yoursef
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All this time, i have wanted a book that was good, but in my intrest. I recently baught this nook, and my main goal was to look for books that i would like, and share with others. And to be honest, Simone was exactly what i was looking for.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how ni ni simones books all connect in some way either with an event character relation or just how the stories are relatable to todays youth and I encourage ni ni simone to keep on writing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean I enjoyed the book. I just wish that the story was thicker. My expectations of the book was much higher than what i got. The story was mostly about falling in love in 2 months and then trying to figureout if he cheated on you. The answer to that question was answered to quickly. No suspense whatsoever. But whatever i guess ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. I finished it in a day. Its a page turner if you really liked the rest of Ni-Ni Somone books. I enojyed every second of it but it ended fast and could have had more detail. But other than that i was very satisfied.
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Who the heck r u? And i dont know who or what ur talkin bout...i have a friend lea who is 13 u might wanna go to okay res two...