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Product Details

  • Series: Urban Renaissance
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; Original edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601621469
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601621467
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,323,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eric Pete is an award-winning author and one of the hottest voices in contemporary fiction today. A graduate of McNeese State University, he resides with his family in the New Orleans area where he is currently working on his next novel.

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Eric Pete is a New York Times bestselling novelist. His published works include: Real for Me, Someone's In the Kitchen, Gets No Love, the national bestseller Don't Get It Twisted, Lady Sings the Cruels, Blow Your Mind, Sticks and Stones, Reality Check, Crushed Ice, Piano In the Dark & Frostbite. He has also contributed to the anthologies After Hours, Twilight Moods and On The Line. His story "Oops! I Did It Again" is featured in the novella Full Figured 6. His first collaboration with author Carl Weber, The Family Business, was a New York Times bestseller. Their current collaboration is To Paris With Love: A Family Business Novel. Their next scheduled collaboration is Grand Opening: A Family Business Novel, scheduled for release in 2015.

Born in Seattle where he developed his passion for reading and knowledge, he relocated "back home" with his mother to Louisiana where he attended high school and college.

He is a U.S. Army veteran and member of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity.

A graduate of McNeese State University, he currently lives with his family in Texas where he is working on his next novel.

For more information, visit his website: www.ericpete.com, his Facebook fan page or visit him on Twitter @IAmEricPete.

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I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.
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This is a great reunion book for anyway who is anticipating going to that reunion, planning on going or has been.
Secrets will be revealed and the truth will come out.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LOCKSIE on June 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
The emotions run wild when four former students of Marion High School, each receive invitations to attend the school's ten year class reunion.

Janet the former cheerleader and a member of the school's most popular crew; is now an exotic dancer whom only has one question to ask..."Why?" A question that has been haunting Janet since graduation; will her ex high school sweetheart give her a "Straight" answer?

Solomon a drug store manager is not happy with his life and now finds himself without a job. In high school he was Mr. Invisible; no-one is going to remember him. But Solomon has a great memory and is about to assert himself to get what he wants and help bring out few shocking secrets!

Trayce is doing well for herself; being featured in many entrepreneur magazines has brought in the dough and put her business on the map. But still Trayce remembers ten years ago...the humiliation she suffered in high school has her paying a therapist to help her move on.

Karim is the genius behind some of today's hottest music videos but ten years ago he was the smart kid who got beat-up everyday. Back then only one girl stood up for him and this "beautiful angel" still haunts his dreams...

All four of these former high school students have reservations about going to the reunion.
Will going to the high school reunion help these four move on...or will it bring out the their worse fears!!!

If you're looking for a good solid read then "Sticks and Stones" should be your reading choice. This story showcased characters that at first appeared to have moved on in their current lives, but as the story unfolds it seems the past sometimes holds the key to unlock buried resentments or happiness.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Brooks on May 24, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was just okay to me. It starts off well, but drags until the reunion, which is about 3/4 way through the book.

The characters were realistic, but at times I found myself getting confused about which character said what. I had to re-read too many lines, to get the concept of who said what. Although, I did like the transitions between the four main characters.

Overall, it took way too long to get to the 'good' parts, and I found myself bored and just trying to finish the book. I was anxiously waiting for the climax, which I never received.

This is the first time reading an Eric Pete book. I'm not too anxious about reading another one no time soon.
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Four classmates of Marion High are invited to their ten year class reunion. In high school, Trayce didn't have any friends. She was constantly tormented about being overweight, the center of jokes and verbal abuse. After graduation, Trayce moved to Chicago and became a successful internet entrepreneur, but she is still riding on an emotional rollercoaster from her past. Her first thought is not to attend her class reunion. However, attending the reunion will give her the opportunity to confront her tormentors and the horrible things done to her, so she can be set free from her emotional baggage.

Solomon was very quiet and invisible in high school. He was always lurking around, but he knew and saw everything inside the walls of Marion High. Solomon remained in his hometown after graduation and became a manager at Walgreens. He's now divorced and the father of two children. After getting fired from his job, he attends the class reunion with an ulterior motive.

Janet was the popular, head cheerleader who dated the most popular athlete. Her dream was to marry him and have children, but he broke up with her. She moves to Las Vegas, and becomes an exotic dancer. At the reunion, she will be able to find out why he dumped her, but will she be able to handle the truth?

Karim, a red-headed, skinny, smart nerd was always getting beat up by some of his former classmates. Now he's a sexy, famous music video producer, and he is going to the reunion to get the girl he had eyes for in high school.

Pete wrote about situations that happened to many people during their high school years and how those situations affect them as adults. The characters are so explosive; they come to life. I was able to feel their emotional struggles through high school. STICKS AND STONES is a definite page-turner of secrets and self-discovery.

Reviewed by Sharon Lewis
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A ten year high school reunion is something that everyone should look forward to. Or is it? Four different people will find out when they are invited back to their high school class reunion. Trayce is a successful internet entrepreneur that has moved on from the small southern town she grew up in. But when she gets the invitation to her class reunion, will Trayce be able to get past the old wounds that was caused by her former classmates and teachers? Solomon is a drug store manager that still lives in the same town and dealing with baby mama drama. He was the forgettable boy in school that was always lurking in the background. Solomon knew all of the student's secrets by quietly observing them. Will he finally be able to come out of his shell? Janet is the former head cheerleader and homecoming queen who ran away to Las Vegas after her post graduation plans didn't pan out. Now a successful exotic dancer, can Janet come to terms with what made her run away in the first place? Karim is now a handsome and famous New York music video director. Back in high school, he was the one that was always picked on but how will everyone react to him now?

Sticks and Stones is a wildly entertaining novel by Eric Pete. Pete brought us a good mix of characters with interesting situations. You feel the excitement and anxiety that Tracye, Solomon, Janet, and Karim feel about going to their ten year high school reunion. This novel shows just how much a person's life is affected by the events that happened during their high school years. It also shows how one must make peace with their past in order to move forward. There are plenty of shocking and tragic revelations in this story that you won't believe are taking place. This book will make readers want to either go to their own ten year high school reunion or avoid it all together. Sticks and Stones has wonderful character development and snappy dialogue that makes this a true page-turner.
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