Charisse Hawkins has looks, friends, a hard-working and adoring mother, and big dreams of becoming a doctor. But this Brooklyn teenager feels bereft of the one thing she wants most—the love of a man. When Jason, a promising basketball player, confesses his longtime crush on her, that seems to change. But then, an older man named Jamal Butler floors her with his confidence and flash…and Charisse spends her high school graduation day giving birth to his daughter, Mariah. Her dreams shattered, Charisse struggles with raising her daughter, coping with her baby daddy’s betrayals, and managing her family’s disappointment. But one day, Charisse decides that even if she has to cut her dreams down to size, she can still make them come true.
Hardcover Book : pages
Publisher: Atria Books ( August 07, 2012 )
Item #: 13-645760
Product Dimensions: 5.313 x 8.25 x 0.685inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This was a great story line and had a lesson for young girls to learn, I think maybe young readers will enjoy the way it was written and get the point, but I thought some of the scenes and a little too much profanity that was not needed for the main point of the book to come across, i found myself having to skip over a lot. But overall I would give it a 3 because of the message and I think young teenager girls need to read this book.....