She had cleared forty-five thousand dollars in cash and jewelry. The theme of this book is drugs, manipulation, and money. Her nostrils vacuumed the powder trails clean. The theme of this book is drugs, manipulation, and money. Kennedy rushes over to help, but it's too late: Nina dies in Kennedy's arms after making her promise to take care of her children. Can't wait until her next book. She's offered the chance to become a rapper and leave the streets behind - or at least shift to another kind of grind.
Her books offer an insight into how street life is in today's world. Cream, get the hell away from me before I smack fire out your trifling ass. Ria's miserable ass took things too I enjoyed this read from start to finish. But, too bad they didn't stay there. We have to pack all this shit up, ship it, and get to the airport by nine forty-five.
A year later, Nina was back on her feet and clean. She keeps it real and doesn't try to deliver any of the bubble gum stuff. Not everyone will take on the responsibility of raising someone else child. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The second in the trilogy of Harlem stories features Kennedy Sanchez, a 22-year-old beautiful, street-smart single mom who is offered a chance to become a rapper and leave the streets behind. After they finished, Kennedy stood up and scanned the room to make sure nothing had been left behind. Her and her cousin, Nina, are really close.
She's offered the chance to become a rapper and leave the streets behind -- or at least shift to another kind of grind. Kennedy goes through many life changes becoming irregularly irregular. Now she was wearing a white tee and cutup jean shorts with a crispy white pair of uptowns to replace the Jimmy Choo stilettos. Kennedy is no stranger to hustling hard for hers but when faced with the new responsibility of her niece and nephews she has to legitimize her hustle. The rapper from Lincoln Projects? From United Kingdom to U. But once in the music world, Kennedy realizes that the setting may have changed, but the hustle remains the same. Nah, Kneaka is going to ride with me.
Kennedy had to take No-Doz to stay awake while driving. Summary Danielle Santiago's Little Ghetto Girl: A Harlem Story was an Essence magazine 1 bestseller, a compelling portrayal of the challenges young women face in ghettos across America. But check this: whatever you got left, you need to toss it. I have to catch a flight to Louisiana, and I need to overnight these to my sisters in New York. Hustlin' for life, or is life hustlin' her? I read it in one day and could not put it down. Yo, it must be fifty Gs in here! Stepping up to the plate, Kennedy becomes the mother of three more kids and moves them into a Harlem brownstone.
Finding out who was responsible was crazy and he received the right outcome. Every time I jump in a fight between you two, you go right back to him. Kennedy was glad to see the same black man who had been there each day, working the counter. Kennedy was too tired to negotiate, so she gave in. All right, all right, damn! Kennedy is quickly caught up in the whirlwind drama of the music business.
I could imagine those things really happening. Author: Danielle Santiago rating 5 stars Description:. Grindin' is an excellent example of an author who knows how to tell a story. She's offered a chance to become a rapper and leaves the streets behind -- or at least shifts to another kind of grind. She is so scarred from losing everyone in her past that she is reluctant to let him in but Chaz refuses to give up.
One of the girls has a very abusive boyfriend and is eventually killed by hand after being beaten to death by him because of an argument they had, but before she dies she makes her cousin promise her that she would take care of her three children. This pulled me in from page one! Danielle's style of writing is fierce. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Kennedy rushes to help but it's too late - Nina dies in Kennedy's arms after making her promise to take care of her kids. Some are good and some are so blatantly 'out-of-touch', that they made me cringe. Kennedy warned her to leave him along but the warning came a little too late and Kennedy tried but just didn't make it in time to save Nina. You should have seen how much he was spending on chips—about ten Gs a table.
I'm even happier that it's over though. Later that night, Kennedy gets a call that Nina is being beaten up by her boyfriend - again. When Cream spotted Nina, he walked across the street, smiling from ear to ear. It was published by Atria and has a total of 256 pages in the book. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. I hate him so much. She did her thang on this one and definitely repped for the hood.
Girl, you bad to the bone! Kennedy and her cousin were as thick as thieves until tragedy struck. Fans of Danielle's Santiago will be extremely happy to see that she has kept it consistent and continues to write stories containing strong female characters that readers will love to root for. Kennedy slid off the bar stool and walked toward her cousin to see what the excitement was about. Damn, girl, what you got in the boxes, gold? One, how can you even ride around with that shit knowing what we are out here doing? Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Nina is involved in a bad relationship and she ends up getting killed. She parked on the street down the block from her building. I enjoyed this read from start to finish.