Monica who is known as mama she was given that name from her loved ones because she was known to correct, provide, and support anyone in need. Along with her friends Monique, Neka, Lasha, and Serena. Monique who is known as the ghetto misses, Neka as the black Barbie doll, Lasha as the Spanish princess, and Serena as the white chocolate which bundled together as the junior mint. Monique, Neka, and Serena were all mothers. They all came from the same neighborhood where most kids wouldn't make it to the age of thirteen. So to keep theirselves off the street they developed their own group called shawties with attitudes. They were an undefeated step team that brought heat to every place they stepped in. Life was a struggle but they tried not to keep that in between their friendship, but tragedy strike everywhere they turned. Monica who was well known for her writing skills was offered a chance to win a scholarship and a book deal but she didn't know what to write about. As time went by things began to happen which touched her heart. She took out her pad and began to write about her life and her friend's life. She wanted to bring forth what other's were to afraid to talk about and by doing this she had opened up eyes of the people that looked down on them and later made a change.
In Between the Two is a story about a twenty-two year old by the name of Jazz' Rae. Jazz' Rae is a young lady who had moved from Virginia to Atlanta so that she could get away from the life of the streets, watching her back every five minutes was not her ideal of a good life. Starting as a brand new person at a new location wasn't hard for her. She had the looks that scored well with the guys, and the attitude that told girls to keep their distance. She met Nunu at her current job at the daycare and been friends with her ever since. Jazz' Rae was not use to females she hung around the guys more because in her mind females were nothing but a lot of mouth and drama. After meeting Nunu Jazz' Rae partied and came up upon Ker'Shaun a slick talking player that was well known for hustling and for being a ladies man. Jazz' Rae seemed not to let the rumors bother her until she found him with another girl. After a two-year relationship things had all come to an end. She was fed up with the lies from guys; she made a promise to not jump into the next relationship with a guy right after meeting him. Shortly after the breakup she begins to concentrate more on herself, and getting back into the single life again was not easy.