Martina does the unthinkable: a poor girl from the inner city gains entry into one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. Milverton High, situated on a hill with its picturesque surroundings, students from the upper echelons of society and teachers who do not neccessarily understand, contrasts with the poverty, hunger and family problems which Martina encounters.
But Martina is not about to succumb to ridicule, rejection, and poverty. Milverton High! Here she comes - defying all the odds!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It has been a very long time that I have read a book that has brought out so many emotions from me. This book is so well written I visualized every detail Colleen Smith described. I was put into the shoes of the character Martina Fuller. I cried when Martina cried, I laughed when Maritna laughed, was scared when Martina was scared, etc. Besides being so well written, the Jamaican dialog, when used was understandable. I am so proud of Colleen Smith-Dennis, I hope she writes many more books because I will read every one of them. I hope this book is read/sold internationally as bought I bought this book at the airport in Jamaica.
Colleen Dennis has an impeccable command of the English Language. The literary devices used were relevant to the setting and charaters being described in the novel. Moreover, Colleen should be commended for presenting a character, in the form of Martina, who was not daunted by all the obstacles that threatened to engulf her. She persevered and realized her academic aspiration. This novel is indeed reflective of some stereotypes that obtain in Jamaica today. This is really a good read and should be utilized in our schools. I wish Dennis continued success.