Flyy Girl

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Omar Tyree captures the voice of middle-class black teenagers in Urban America. The main character, Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, sexy, curvy, boy crazy, spoiled and is at times conceited. As she comes of age she is often motivated by the material life of the Hip Hop era in the 1980s.

Tracy gets caught up in the fast life and soon finds herself trapped in a world of violence, drugs and sex. Having gone through a major ordeal living the fast life she starts to do some self-examination and comes to the conclusion that she needs to change her life for the better.

Review by Simone Da Costa

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  • Denyce

    Denyce

    14 May 2012 at 23:29 |
    I read this book when it first came out some many, many years ago. I came across it again not too long ago and delved in for a second time, and was just as enthused, engaged, and intrigued as the first time.
    The story of Tracy "Flyy Girl" will strike a chord with you whether or not you see yourself in her or in the other characters that help to shape and mold her life.
    Omar Tyree dipped into the mind and soul of a teenaged girl and got it totally right. More than anything else, this is a coming of age story that has you rooting for, cussing out, loving, hating and feeling all types of emotions for the main character. It is one of my favorite novels and definitely worth the read.
    Excellent pick Simone!!!
  • Yanique

    Yanique

    24 November 2013 at 19:08 |
    I love this book however i didnt finish. do you by any chance have a soft copy of this book? i would love it!

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