She's All Caught Up!

She's All Caught Up!

by Jamila T. Davis

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She's All Caught Up! by Jamila T. Davis

She's All Caught Up! is a cautionary tale for young people enamored by the fast life and for the older folks who love them.This memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T. Davis (creator of the Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series. She is currently serving a 151 month federal sentence for her role in a multi-million dollar bank fraud scheme.

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ISBN-13: 9780985580735
Publisher: Voices International Publications
Publication date: 10/31/2013
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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She's All Caught Up! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Niseydix More than 1 year ago
She's All Caught Up is destined to become a classic! This real-life, cautionary tale clearly depicts the life of an African American girl struggling to find herself, caught between many powerful societal influences, both positive and negative. The story captures the heart of life in the 80's- 90's, during the rise of the hip hop generation. The clothes, the songs and the slang terms mentioned will instantly take you back in time!    Jamila was caught on both sides of the fence, trying to please her parents and wanting to be accepted by the so-called "cool Kids" in her neighborhood. Overnight, she turns from a good wholesome student, striving at the legendary High School of Performing Arts in New York City, to a infamous, savvy street hustler. The author brilliantly tells the "how" and the "why" her life spun out of control, ultimately landing her a lengthy sentence in federal prison. Pretty intense!   This is definite page turner! At times it will cause you to laugh, and at times it will also cause you to cry. Ultimately, it will make you stop, think and reflect. Good stuff!!!
Cait_W More than 1 year ago
'She's All Caught Up' tells the story of a girl who starts out with so much potential: her parents have raised her well, she excels in school, and she is talented at both dancing and singing. All the details of Jamila's life point towards success - the dance school she attends is well-known by celebrities, so maybe she will become famous. Or, maybe her mother will be the voice of reason and insist that she focus on school and become a well-rounded person. However, the story follows another less positive path. As Jamila reaches her teenage years, she starts hanging with the wrong people and letting bad habits influence her, in an attempt to fit in and feel more like an adult. That seems to be a theme from the start - she feels too contained as a child and wants to have the freedoms that being an adult grants you. Once she reaches high school, things really begin to fall apart in her life as she starts skipping school to spend time with her friends and boyfriend.  Reading this story was tough because there was always a hope that Jamila was turning her life around. Even as she got involved with hustling and people who were selling drugs at a young age, she always had a moment where she redeemed herself. As a young girl, she would often be steered back on the right path by her mother; as she got older, she realized the importance of having a good life. Still, she seemed unable to escape the lure of the lifestyle of selling drugs and having money to spend (and having men to pay attention to you). Overall, I was really pulled in to the story Jamila told about her life. Her experiences are so unlike my own, but she was able to relate them in such a way that I could put myself in her shoes.  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I can't wait until the next book.  I love the fact that it was a true story that I could relate to. Brillant author.  She makes you sit and think about life choices. I pray for her and her family because this is real life we are reading about as she is writing from a jail cell. Thank you Ms. Davis for bringing word to life. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago