The Hood Rats

The Hood Rats

by ER McNair
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The Hood Rats by ER McNair

Experience life in the hood through the eyes of four friends, known around the way as The Hood Rats. As the girls go through the ups and downs of friendship and life on the streets, youll be taken on a roller coaster ride of love, heartache and pain. When tragedy strikes the group, the bond of friendship is tested and easily broken by lies, deceit and betrayal.

Open your mind, and see that sometimes a Hood Rat is just a girl trying to live her life the best she can with what she has. You cant judge a book by the cover, but is there more to a Hood Rat than her reputation? You be the judge!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979951787
Publisher: Triple Crown Productions
Publication date: 10/25/2008
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Erika has been writing for 10 years, mostly poetry. She has also written articles for a local Christian newspaper in Atlanta, but this is her first completed novella. She is also a professional singer and has been doing that for 20 years.

Her favorite authors are Rhonda Potter, her mother; Maya Angelo; Toni Morrison and Kimberla Lawson Roby, among others. "I believe that reading is essential for the mind and whatever lessons you instill in your children, let a love for reading be one of those things because the more you read the more you learn. Knowledge is the most feared thing the more you know the less you will fall for!"

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The Hood Rats 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i really did not enjoy this book i felt like it was the authors first book and had some serious editing issues, although the author took time to thank the editor in their acknowledgments a lot of words were not used in context and i felt like the story was being told to me and i was reading it for myself you know like when someone tells you about something that happens and they tell like "i was like and then they were like and then i did and then they did" thats how the book was written it also was very slow someone got shot in the book and 100 pgs later its still only a week after that character got shot this book has no excitement, it has very little drama and by the title alone it would make you think it was full of drama! The book follows 4 main girls and tells you little about their lives and what they are going through i really had to force myself to finish this book!
LionessLH More than 1 year ago
This book is a waste of money. Dont. waste .it! Read anything but this. You can have mine! Nothing in this book says "Hood Rat". I was expecting some drama and got a girl that tried toooo hard to keep her friends together. Whats is Hoodratish about that? This author is a true bum!
MoeJoAnn More than 1 year ago
The Title "Hood Rats" give the impression that this would be a street wise story with the lowest type of characters in it. When I read it I found that the characters were not hood enough to be called hood rats. They were just some hard up urban characters. The story line was okay but there was too much time spent on the hospital plot. The writing was was good. I didn't enjoy this story as much as some of the other Triple Crown Publications that I have read.
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Kaileigh More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. It wasn't really a page turner, but it still kept me interested the entire way through. Other than that, I don't have much more to say about the book. It wasn't anything special.
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token787 More than 1 year ago
If your in the mood to read about sassy drama, backstabbing friends, and shiesty girls, The Hood Rats will satisfy your read. Four friends Bre, Nicky, Cee, and Nesha have a special bond which only they can understand the love-hate sister relationship amongst them.

CeeCee has everything ghetto fabulous. She has a man named Day Day that loves her to the core, but Day isn't enough for Cee, she has to have a man on the side name Tone that gives her that thug lovin. Nesha is the use what u got to get what u want girl, and don't care what noone thinks. Now Nicky may be the flyest out of all the 4 w/keeping her hair tight and her wardrobe right but Nicky is suffering with her own demons. Then there is Bre, the mediator of them all, and hanging out with these friends and keeping peace among them isn't easy at all.

Every hood has it's ups and downs and these girls go thru more than enough with each other. One fatal night in a Gary, Indiana club, one of these girls shows her true colors resulting in a tailspin that's about to open up a whole new can of love, loss, pain, and re-discovery. Living the life of a Hood Rat ain't easy and noone knows better than these Hood Rats.

The Hood Rats was a very interesting read by E.R. McNair. Not only because it read as a chick book or brung on the drama, but it was a read everyone can relate to with sprinkles of messages with each character. The style of writing was very good and different. Plot was on point and the book was a page turner. This book focused on how real people deal with real issues. To my surprise E.R. McNair is bringing a whole new flavor to TCP and merits a 5 star in my nook of reading. Recommended for all to read.
JADES More than 1 year ago
I liked that all the characters were identifiable- you are either one of the girls or know someone like them. And while others may count it as a negative that the conversational tone of the narration was informal and personal, I think that was the point. The author wanted to bring you into the world of these four friends- sit around the apartment and laugh with them, hold their hands as they cried about devastating loss, etc. I think it was executed perfectly, and I would recommend to any and everyone!

I did hate that the name was so similar to another Urban title- but then again, aren't they all? What it lacks in originality it more than makes up for in characterization, which is what I enjoy most when reading fiction.
LDavis More than 1 year ago
E.R. McNair & Triple Crown have done it again! This is one of the best street novels that I've read in a long time. The tone of the book and it's characters are set at the very beginning with the introduction of the characters. Each person, Ceecee, Brea, Nesha & Nicky has a strong story to tell. With endings that will surprise you. It's a story true to life for many, the difference in this versus so many other street novels is the true to life endings for these 4 young ladies. Each has there own story and their own ending. This book should give hope to those stuck in the life.

As always, Triple Crown has picked an author that stayed true to the game!
Smoothblackness More than 1 year ago
I am usually unimpressed by "Urban Novels"; however, this novel was well written and provided an identifiable story line. All black people didnt grow up in the hood and dont live the hood life. Hood Rats actually spoke to me. I laughed, I cried and I got pissed off through out the story. I personally related to Bre and either know someone who reminds me of CeeCee, Nicky and Nesha or could call out one of my girls as one of the three. Bravo to E.R. McNair, I look forward to reading more books by this author.
s.gwynn More than 1 year ago
The Hood Rats, a great book from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had a really great story line. Triple Crowns you will love this one.

Props go out to E. R. McNair. It will pull you into the world of four friends that keep me wanting to find out what was going to happen next in there lives.

All four characters were much more that what you would have expected . The outcome of their life makes you wonder who you knew that was actually a hood rat for real.