A Street Girl Named Desire

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Bestselling author Treasure E. Blue returns with a gritty against-all-odds urban fairy tale set in the same unforgiving neighborhood as that of his breakout debut novel Harlem Girl Lost.

Desire was born on the streets of Harlem–literally. Her mom, a crack-addicted prostitute, delivered her on a bitter winter’s night after turning a trick and being brutally beaten by the john. Taken from her mother by the state, Desire grows up unwelcoming foster homes, until a local Good ...

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Overview

Bestselling author Treasure E. Blue returns with a gritty against-all-odds urban fairy tale set in the same unforgiving neighborhood as that of his breakout debut novel Harlem Girl Lost.

Desire was born on the streets of Harlem–literally. Her mom, a crack-addicted prostitute, delivered her on a bitter winter’s night after turning a trick and being brutally beaten by the john. Taken from her mother by the state, Desire grows up unwelcoming foster homes, until a local Good Samaritan takes her in. With Miss Hattie Mae’s love and Christian guidance, Desire gains confidence, joins the church choir, and discovers that she’s got a set of pipes–which soon attract the attention of hip-hop’s biggest exec.

But the road to superstardom is paved with dangers and temptations: drugged-out, violent rappers, untrustworthy pro athletes promising romance, and vicious drugs. Despite her phenomenal success and Miss Hattie Mae’s kindness, Desire seems destined for a fall from the top that will slam her back onto the pavement where her mama left her–until an unexpected angel picks her back up. . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345493286
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 702,939
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

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    This is a superb book! The book focuses on the life of a young w

    This is a superb book! The book focuses on the life of a young woman's named Desire and her journey from inter-uterus drug exposure to adulthood. This is a real life and painful sight into the world of drug addiction and its use during pregnancy. The book exposes the extreme lows an individual is willing to take for the next "hit". This would be a great study for women rehabilitation programs. I highly recommend this book!!!!! The author did an excellent job!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    I really enjoyed this book....

    I was recently introduced to Treasure E Blue and I really enjoy his writing. He produces true page turners. Last night I knew I needed to go to sleep, but I couldn't put this book down until I read the last word. With the way this one ended, I'm not sure if he'll continue this story or if it's the end. Way to go Treasure I'm officially a new fan!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Banger

    This is a great read trust me if you have not read this you really should

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    i was told abt this book back in 2007 when came out, I read the

    i was told abt this book back in 2007 when came out, I read the book & couldnt not stop thinking & talking abt it to my friends how good it was i cannt stop reading it, I have read this book over, over again love it Treasure Blue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Excellent

    I could not put this down!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Great Story

    Treasure Blue has created a masterpiece, a true page turner.... i felt Desire's pain and joy..... Treasure I will be a fan for life.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Good Read

    Really enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Great Book

    This was a fast pace great read. With every page I kept wanting more. Great Job I truely enjoyed this book..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Great Read

    This is one of my favorite books...Great job Blue!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Buy this book..... and don't get it from the library!

    I reccomend that you buy this book not get it from the library....... you're going to want to read it over and over and over. Once again Treasure E Blue came out with another Bestseller, this book will have you flipping through the pages like there's no tomorow. This book is filled with suspense and will have you at the edge all day!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2009

    this is a go get it book

    i thought hat book moved in way that i never have before.
    i would want my friends reading this book also my mother.
    it tells me what has been going on in a part of that world which i dont live. I LOVE IT THE SECOND TO THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ it was touching, my favortie character though was the woman that took her and another child in. everyone knows not everyone will take a child in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

    I Cried for Desire

    Hands down, the hottest book of 2007!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2007

    We Fall Down, But We Get Up,

    Desire Evans beat the odds, or did she? Born on the cruel, unforgiving streets of Harlem to an addicted mother, Desire's recovery was nothing short of miraculous. Despite subsequent years of abuse and neglect, she finally found a home with the love, comfort and security she longed for. But when the streets come calling, will Desire answer? A STREET GIRL NAMED DESIRE is the story of one woman's journey of self-discovery. It's an excruciating journey, but one that was essential for growth, for acceptance and for a chance at life. Treasure E. Blue provides an intimate portrait. In spite of its underlying message, A STREET GIRL NAMED DESIRE was an okay read for me. My expectations were high having read HARLEM GIRL LOST. This was entertaining and held my attention but it wasn't a page-turner. I found the ending to be a little too neat for me. That said, there is still no question that Treasure is a talented brother and a star on the rise. I loved the play on the title.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2007

    TREASURE IS THE NEW KING OF URBAN LIT

    Hands down, treasure e. Blue is now the best urban writer out there. His first book harlem girl lost was off the chain, but a street girl named desire...Omg... Was the best book i have ever read! kudos mr. Blue, i am now you #1 fan!

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