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Teen readers will relate to the smart, strong-willed protagonist, Kate….Jordan's thoughtfully rendered characterizations and explanations for Kate's behavior are refreshingly authentic. This novel has the makings of a YA classic, and every YA collection should have a copy. Readers will hope for a sequel. (Vanessa J. Irvin Morris, Drexel University, Philadelphia for Library Journal)
Dream Jordan's Hot Girl is a fantastic first novel…the content reflects the struggles and choices facing a young girl wanting to belong with her peers and also within a family. My students have showered accolades on Hot Girl. (Amy Cheney for School Library Journal)
Characterizations are strong, and voices realistic….Jordan sends a message about doing the right thing…The outcome of Kate's story is positive, and those looking for soft street-lit titles will find the book appealing. (Emily Anne Valente, New York Public Library for SCHOOL School Library Journal)
Librarians will be pleased with an urban fiction offering that does not drag its characters through melodramatic depravity but instead shows teens how it is possible to consciously choose the direction of one's life. (Diane Colson, VOYA)
With authentic dialogue and honest situations, [Hot Girl] will resonate with teens…Many readers will unconsciously absorb some of Kate's grit, determination, and hope by the end of this realistic novel. (Frances Bradburn, Booklistonline)
Readers will fall in love with Jordan's triumphant heroine as she navigates the foster care system with wisdom, wit, endurance and hope...a refreshing and touching read. (Kalisha Buckhanon, Alex awardwinning author of Upstate and Conception)
Hot Girl is a must read... Kate is a young girl struggling to stay positive in the midst of the notorious foster care system. Her wit and perception as she narrates this tale will make readers laugh, cry and cheer her on. This is a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is tale that every young person can learn from. Dream Jordan has burst on the scene in a big way! (Tracy Brown, Essence bestselling author of White Lines)
Dream Jordan is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a bachelor of arts in creative writing. In her spare time, she visits schools to give talks promoting self-awareness and the value of education.
Excellent , I recommend this book to anyone!! Very engaging and drama filled!! Read it and you won't regret it!!Published 9 months ago by Celeste
I thought this book was written, it really focused on life of teenagers. It had suspense, drama and most of all a positive .outcome. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Johnson, M
Growng up in the nice suburbs, this book gave me a grea outlook of how some people do live and ways to compare and contrast youself with Kate. Read morePublished on August 30, 2011 by LAHRUS
I definitely recommend this book!
I was immediately interested in all of the characters. The main character, Kate, a foster child, shows us a realistic view of the... Read more
Kate has spent all of her 14yrs in the foster care system. Her life is finally starting to turn around, she's left her gang , stopped hanging with the wrong crowd, started... Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by DAC
This scintillating novel is a must read! I finished it in a day. I believe it is definitely intended for a teen audience but I loved every second of it. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by NovelAddict
Hot Girl deals with a host of issues, from the meaning of true friendship to exploring sexuality to family life and a great deal inbetween. Read morePublished on May 20, 2009 by Season Hughes
A real story without being crass. Thank you Dream for taking it there and not being offensive. I love that Hot Girl is relatable, an addictive read and great for discussion with... Read morePublished on January 30, 2009 by S. Adams