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
     
 

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There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the

Overview

There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786806935
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 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 www.sharongflake.com.

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Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About Girls And The Boys In Their Lives (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The author for me was right on point about all these problems. I can relate to alot of them. Also even if u havent come across a heart ache you will and you should read this book to help you realize the error of your ways. This book taught me that to not let a guy treat me like dirt. I reccommend this book to anybody that has problems in there relationship and needs something to help u realize what to do. I doubt you will be dispointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My opinion about Sharon G. Flake is that she is a good writer. I say this because these 10 short stories are like real situations. Some may be sad, or funny.But the way you gotta look at it is that some teenage girl wants the cute popular boy, and when most girls want a boy bad they do anything to get them. I know girls who will disrespect themselves to get a boy.Most of the times the stories take place at school.Then you girls wanting the bad boy but at the end of trying to get him he dont want that girl.This story will teach ayoung lady a lesson especially if your a girl like one of these girls.I also think most teens will like this book because you can realate it to real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it !
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Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It shows the things that a lot of girls go through.
Tanya_Baybee More than 1 year ago
A very good book with great short stories for teens! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love sharon and her books!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is awsome and i luv all lof the sharon g flake books their are so good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would my momma be wothout my dad?.... But on serious note i loved these stories.
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome this book really tells wats going on in my life(because im a teen myself)
Guest More than 1 year ago
It loved the book. every single story. i just really touched me to see these kids relationships and to hear all the stories its like realting to my life. i was touched by every story espically 'Girl Didn't I say I dont Write letters' i just was beautiful because they found that they were each other true love and they never would realized it without the letters. and i also loved ' Jacobs Rules' It showed how in a reationship how they treat each other and how they choose who they're going to date and why.
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It is so awsome
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This is one of the best books I've ever read.
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KLBCHOICES More than 1 year ago
This collection of short stories addresses issues teenagers face in a very real way. I looked over the Table of Contents before I began to read and wondered which story I'd like the most. After reading "Jacobs' Rules", which teaches a very important lesson about relationships, I thought I found it. But "A Letter to My Daughter" turned out to be my favorite. It took a lot of courage for Alicia's absentee father to write this letter; teaching her about boys, and, more importantly, admitting he fell short when he was with her mother. Any girl who receives a letter like this from her dad, absentee or not, has a dad who truly loves her, and she should certainly heed his advice. The author did a good job with these stories; some sad, and others thought-provoking or entertaining. Whether male or female, teens should read this book.
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i enjoyed reading this book. the stories were funny. some sad and touching and other crazy and captivating. i love that this book is writen in stories it really deminstrates girls and boys and their lives. Sharon has a new book coming out in january called You don't Know Me. look out for that one.