This Game Called Life

This Game Called Life

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by Marie A. Norfleet
     
 

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A young and ambitious Tonya Arlington dreamed of a life filled with success and riches, but due to tragic events in her life, Tonya is forced at a young age to take off her blindfold of innocence and face the reality of life head on. Finally ready to accept that her life will never be as she dreamed, she is unexpectedly courted by a local hustler named Rondell Jackson

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A young and ambitious Tonya Arlington dreamed of a life filled with success and riches, but due to tragic events in her life, Tonya is forced at a young age to take off her blindfold of innocence and face the reality of life head on. Finally ready to accept that her life will never be as she dreamed, she is unexpectedly courted by a local hustler named Rondell Jackson.
Rondell Jackson, also know as Ronnie, is a nineteen year old genius. Being school and street smart has put Ronnie on top of the drug game in Harlem. Even though Ronnie seems to have everything and should want for nothing, he's still searching for his "Bonnie". Just as he's set to give up his search on looking for his true solider, he meets Tonya.
Will Ronnie be the knight in shining armor that Tonya needs? Will Tonya be the ride or die woman Ronnie's been looking for? Or will this be a tragedy in the making? Find out what happens when Tonya becomes a player in This Game Called Life...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015218787
Publisher:
G Street Chronicles
Publication date:
08/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
554 KB

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This Game Called Life 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book was not your typical street book. There are a few.things i would change or focused in entirely such as thw abuse and how it affected the family before during and.after
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Abused by the very people who should love, care for and nurture her, Tonya Arlington learned some of life’s lessons at a very early age. She, however, sees a light at the end of the tunnel through her bff Alex and her relationship with Rondell ‘Ronnie’ Jackson, a local drug dealer. “This Game Called Life” seemed to address an important issue that unfortunately affects too many of our babies today – sexual abuse. Attempt noted and appreciated. However, it was lost. Lost in poor execution. “This Game Called Life” read like a first draft, full of errors, inconsistencies, unbelievable things/scenes and lacked development. It was also hard to take a lesson from a story about molestation when the book was about more molestation dressed up and weakly disguised as love and a relationship as the main character’s ‘knight in shining armor’ was a grown man and she was still a child. Molestation by any other name is still molestation. There were flips and flops in narration. Some chapters started without the reader aware of whose point of view was being expressed. These flips and flops in narration also included characters whose point of views were not pertinent to the plot and were as short as a few paragraphs. From the story to the author’s note, it’s obvious the author wanted to inform and challenge the mind of readers but comes up way too short. In the end, Marie Norfleet’s “This Game Called Life” turned out to be a poorly executed very typical street tale. A tale that’s been told many times before. I strongly suggest the author and publisher seek the assistance of copy and developmental editors. Reviewed by: Toni 1.5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tonya endured alot of pain!! It was sad bcuz dis is happening in somebody home rite now!!! Ronnie is dead wrong to b playin w/Tonya's emotions. Great book highly recommended. Read it in one day!! Cant wait fir pt.2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story drawed me in from the first page . It was sad the things tonya had endured in her life. There was some shady sh#t going on in the story to where i was getting upset. I felt bad for tonya and was wondering can she ever catch a break. The ending kind of left me hanging cuz there's still some unanswered questions hopefully pt2 is in the making.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First i would like to say it really was a good read so far and i really didnt like the ending it was very boring and when will part 2 be out very soon. Ms carmell
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It had me from page 1 and jus keep getting good. Cant wait for part too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was truley amazing to me. Job well done, very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book grabs you from go! True life issues...very well written. All i can say is Vengence......part 2 right now! Hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a real page turner I recommend you get with it cause life is a big game
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a nice quick read...but the arrangements with the two women messed me up...n how it ended...SMH...Really...way to much at the end happened n too fast....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished in two days. I was rooting for Tonya all the way. Its sad how its so many monsters out here after kids. I pray that this world gets better.. but back to the book lol ! Easy read and its not to many ppl to follow to know whats going on. Cant wait to part 2 !!!
luv2readTW More than 1 year ago
Read this book in about a day started late last night and finished up this morning. I thought the book had a very good story line, from the first pages you got to know the main character Tonya and her story, which is a sad story. At a young age Tonya's innocence is being taken away from her by her dad and by her uncle... theres a major twist in that situation as well. The story introduces Tonya to us at a young age and follows her until her teenage years. There is a lot of drama in the book dealing with relationships, friendships, family drama and much more. I wonder what is going to happen at the end because a person from the past shows back up for Tonya and totally suprises her and it isnt a good suprise. Cant wait to see what will happen next. I had spoke with the author and saldy I had an old edition which editing was a little funky but she told me it is fixed! So I think everyone will truly enjoy the book. Cant wait for part 2. *Nook Readers*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. This page turner was very well written . I cant wait to see what she does with all the characters in her next book. This is a must read!
1stMizzFranklin More than 1 year ago
Good story line but the sentence structure errors were distracting. I was drawn into the story after a few sentences. It was truly a hood story with the average hood characters. I will probably read the next installment just because I want to know what happens to Quicy since he beat Tonya almost to death.