Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories About Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

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by Sharon Flake, Tk
     
 

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Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real.

Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top Ten Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground"* in twelve short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other—and <

Overview

Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real.

Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top Ten Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground"* in twelve short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other—and respect themselves.

This is a complex, often humorous, and always on-point exploration of today's teens determined to find love and self-worth . . . any way they know how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423103837
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
07/17/2007
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
122,455
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon G. Flake won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for her first novel The Skin I'm In and is a two-time Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book winner. Beloved by children and adults, critics and booksellers, librarians and teachers, she is the author of a middle-grade novel and five books for young adults that have sold more than half a million copies. The mother of a college-age daughter, Flake writes full-time from her home in Pittsburgh.

To learn more about Ms. Flake, please visit her at www.sharongflake.com.

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Who Am I Without Him? 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
MsBoo92 More than 1 year ago
Boys, boys, boys! This book is telling many stories about girls, and a few boys, on how the love game is. Some of the stories involve girls having crushes on a certain boy or even their own friend, unattractive girls who get teased, girls who like someone of a different culture. Also, there is a certain story about a young girl who is mixed, becomes pregnant, and wants to give her child up for adoption. Her boyfriend is in jail. While this is happening, her father kicks her out and she must live in a shelter for girls who are like her. She meets a boy who is speacial ed. And she begins to use him. This situation does not end well. This book is geared towards teenagers. You will enjoy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely ADORE this book. I read it over and over again. I can relate to SO MANY characters in this book, it's like Sharon was pulling this from out of MY head! I rate this book a TEN STAR! Thank-you so much for writing this book, Sharon G. Flake! Can't wait to see what you come out with next!!!!
lb95 More than 1 year ago
this book is one of the books i think teens should read because this book is entertaining,funny,and more. this boy is about teens and that special person in their life and the problem they accoutered because of that someone. i also think that it teach you some very important things teens need to know about relationships. every teens should read this in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF YOU ARE A TEEN GIRL DEALING WITH BOY PROBLEMS THIS BOOK IF FOR YOU IT IS SO INSPRIRING AND DESCRIBES REAL LIFE SITUATIONS
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precious_baby More than 1 year ago
i think this book is really i thinjk if you think about boys you should give the book a good shot becuaswe after you read this you will think about boys less think about what your firends think and nort boys you will laway be happy so read it and think about what the book is really saying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know a stupid boy when i see one is my favorite story in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives a look at how life really is for some people. If you are going through a relationship where your significant other (male in this case) tells you what to do, but you follow because you are simply ¿in love with them¿ or so you think, you could end up doing something you'll regret. This book has short stories told by girls and boys, so you get a point of view from both sides. Sometimes it can be a little confusing, but it always ends up being clearer in the end. Some of these stories would be good actually books, because the plot is so interesting. Overall, I think this book may be one of the best short story filled books I've ever read, and I suggest this to anyone who is interested in relationship stories, (not all romantic) or who just wants a clue of what the other side is thinking. These stories tell it like it is,and that's what makes it a good book.


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ashley20 More than 1 year ago
Young men and young women who are in a game of love. Who to keep, who to let go. For someone who treats you wrong and you are confused¿¿What should you do? Let them go or keep them and endure pain. Raheem is a young man who is somewhat cute, and attracted and he has a girlfriend but he does not look at her the way he use to, does not really spend time with her. Does he get what he wants, and live, or fell out of love, and rejoined back in love. Me in this novel wow!! There are something¿s I can relate with. Like thinking someone likes me and really don¿t, but they want one thing and that¿s sex, and rejected the thought of a young man and he leaves. If you are struggling in a relationship this is a source to fulfill and get some ideas even though its fiction.
Reading Level: 6 grade and up
Pages: 220
Young women this is a book for you
Ranking: five stars
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is short stories about girls and boys and the boys and girls in their lives. It tells stories about girls who couldn't go out with boys, boys who liked girls, teachers who did realistic things such as, having a fionce', girls who weren't treated right, and many more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really entertaining. The things that happen in the book seem to happen in our every day lives. The book talks about many things dealing with the guys in a girl's life. I believe this book is a really good book for teenage girls to read. It made me look at life a little different only because it shows you a different point of view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding because it has so much drama. To me, it souds likes its telling about someone else's life. This book, 'Who Am I Without Him' is so good I would read it everyday all day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
my name is shadra and i am 12 years old. this book is outstanding and i think that every girl in her early or late teens should read this book. it talks about how young girls let their boyfriends treat them like trash just for them to get a little love. i think this is one of sharon m. drapers best books ever i think everyone should read this book! it is outst
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book for young women to read. I am using this book with a group of 8th grade girls to show them the importance of loving themselves before their 'boyfriends.' This book also teaches lessons on respect and relationships.
The_Mizz More than 1 year ago
I'm 19 so I really didn't enjoy this book. Its targeted for younger adults 12-16. There are some really great lessons in this book for that age group. I only decided to purchase it because after reading the reviews I seen that older individuals were recommending it to everybody. But I don't think very many people over the age of 16 will find this book interesting. Don't get me wrong its a really great book but just for younger adults.