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The Break-Up Diaries
The Break-Up Diaries Series, Volume 1
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The only thing more intense than teen love is a break-up with the uncertainty of a make-up. This exciting new series serves up two tales of love that will shake-up your assumptions of relationships. So...
The only thing more intense than teen love is a break-up with the uncertainty of a make-up. This exciting new series serves up two tales of love that will shake-up your assumptions of relationships. So...
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  • The only thing more intense than teen love is a break-up with the uncertainty of a make-up. This exciting new series serves up two tales of love that will shake-up your assumptions of relationships. So buckle up, it's time to get real, learn to deal, and move on with this first volume of The Break-Up Diaries.

    Hot Boyz Ni-Ni Simone

    Chance Kennedy always gets what she wants, even if she has to bend the truth to do it. She's set her sights on extremely fine and college-bound Ahmad King, and she will do anything to become his girl. There's only one problem: she didn't count on love entering the picture. Now she's scrabbling to make things right before the tiny white lie she's told to lock down her guy blows up in everyone's face. Now, the girl with everything may lose it all. . .

    The Boy Trap Kelli London

    Pretty, popular, and with mad potential, Gabrielle Newton is, hands down, the girl to know. But Gabrielle only has time for Tyler Scott, Lakeview High's hottest new athlete. He's the golden ticket to her dream: becoming an NBA star's pampered wife. But when Gabrielle plays Tyler one time too many, suddenly more than their relationship is on the line . . .

About the Author-

  • Ni-Ni Simone is a Jersey girl with an obsession for reality TV and celebrity gossip. She never intended to write teen fiction, but her editor and the literary gods had other plans. She whipped up her first novel, Shortie Like Mine, in two weeks, and has been in love with writing ever since. Shortie was the first of Ni-Ni's books to be selected by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and it's also a Virginia Readers' Choice Selection. When she's not writing, Ni-Ni is soaking up inspiration from music, TV, and most of all, the teens out there hanging tough no matter what comes their way. Ni-Ni lives in North Jersey with her husband and their children. Visit her online at ninisimone.com, on Facebook @ NiNiSimoneOfficialFanPage, and follow her on Twitter @IamNiNiSimone.
    Kelli London, aka Kells, has been writing since she was six years old. She's pro anything that uplifts girls (ok, boys too), is a mentor for A Dream Inc. (a non-profit organization for teens), and creator of Kelli Girls' Pearls—gems for a girl to live by: Positive Affirmations & Daily Quotes. She lives in The Moment, is a social butterfly (social networking and newsletter butterfly too), has a passion for education, reading, writing, running, chocolate, life and, of course, her readers.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 11, 2011
    Simone (Upgrade U) and debut author London kick off a new series with a pair of drama-fueled stories about girls looking for love in all the wrong ways. Set in Atlanta, Simone's "Hot Boyz" follows the charmed life of 16-year-old Chance—the pampered daughter of a DA and a CEO—who prefers partying with her Thick-n-Juicy clique in edgier neighborhoods; when she meets college senior Ahmad, she pretends she is 18, which brings plenty of trouble. In London's "The Boy Trap," head cheerleader and schemer Gabrielle, aka "Easy Breezy," is dumped by a popular basketball player, only to latch on to a new one, Tyler, as she tries to fulfill her goal of snagging a future NBA player and living the easy life. Readers won't doubt that everything will work out in the end (even after Gabrielle nearly poisons Tyler after she tries to stimulate his libido with ginseng), which it does in very tidy, message-heavy endings. Opportunities for genuine growth get lost amid dialogue and characters that aim for authenticity but simply feel clichéd. Ages 14–up.

  • Kirkus

    April 15, 2011

    Lessons, frenemies and posturing abound in this pair of novelette-length bittersweet romances featuring African-American teens.

    Simone's (Shortie Like Mine, 2008) "Hot Boyz" stars confident 16-year-old Chance, who prefers Atlanta's rougher Bankhead neighborhood to her rich mother's gated community. After catching her "trial run" boyfriend cheating at a Bankhead club, Chance meets her "chocolate knight," the handsome, hard-to-get and, as it turns out, 22-year-old Ahmad. As their romance deepens, Chance becomes guiltily entangled in the lies she tells both her friends and Ahmad about their respective ages until, inevitably, a somewhat contrived string of bad decisions brings the truth to light. In debut author London's "Boy Trap," head cheerleader Gabrielle, aka Easy Breezy, plans to follow in her mother's footsteps: snag an NBA-bound high-school basketballer, "trap" him by having sex and guarantee herself a future as a millionaire. But Tyler, the baller on whom she sets her sights, won't take the bait. As Breezy's disturbingly manipulative schemes escalate, so do Tyler's often didactic admonishments: "First, you have to be good enough for yourself." The language in both stories is fresh and appealing, filled with contemporary slang, wordplay and censor-friendly modified curses ("Oh, hello!"), and each protagonist's pride has enough cracks to let the reader in.

    Fun, if heavy-handed. (Fiction. 12 & up)

    (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

  • School Library Journal

    August 1, 2011

    Gr 9 Up-Readers of teen urban fiction will love these two preachy but engaging novellas about love gone wrong. Both feature African-American teens who learn lessons about telling the truth and being themselves. In Simone's "Hot Boyz," high-maintenance but lovable 16-year-old Chance lies about her age to date Ahmad, 22. All but ignored by her wealthy parents, she prefers staying at her grandmother's house and spending time with her friends in their Atlanta neighborhood. When her lies have terrible consequences for Ahmad, Chance realizes the error of her ways. The story has action, romance, and plenty of teen slang. In London's "The Boy Trap," Breezy is an even more self-centered teen intent on trapping a future NBA star so she sets her sights on newcomer Tyler and decides to seduce him. Breezy is sure that if she can marry him and have his babies, she will share in his eventual fame and fortune. Ultimately, however, her gold-digger ways cause grief, and she realizes that she needs to succeed on her own terms. While the lessons imparted by both stories are not subtle, the main characters are memorable, there are plenty of plot twists and turns, and readers will enjoy the pop culture and fashion references. Teens who loved the "Drama High" series (Dafina) and Simone's full-length novels will definitely reach for this book.-Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Unified School District

    Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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