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Ghetto Ballerina Paperback – March 18, 2009
Top Customer Reviews
The story turned out to be just average and a little repetitive at times,I got tired of Chanel doing the same things with different men which only caused the storyline to drag on making it hard for me to stay focused while reading it. Also,alot of things Chanel did just did not make sense to me,for example,she finds 50,000 dollars in her moms basement,yet still sleeps and strips for dudes for a couple hundred...homegirl was hustlin backwards!!
It was quite hard for me to understand Chanel and connect with her character.I guess she just came off too arrogant,greedy and most of all shallow to me.I often found myself wondering what was going on with Angie(Chanel's friend) and even Desi came off as a bit more interesting at times.
I will say the ending sort of surprised me,Thats one prediction I did not see coming and even though this was the author's first book and some things could have been a bit more polished,I am looking forward to a sequel because now my interest is piqued more than ever.The book was ok to me and I give it 3 stars.I see alot of potential in Tenia Jamilla!
Channel was a spoiled brat who was used over and over by men But, it's really her fault because whe went through life feeling like a baller should take care of her but that dang gone Duke really did her in and everyone else for that matter. I did like how she got revenge on Brandon and Gambino for killing her brother Chuck. But, she went from being the smartest girl in school to having a full ride to college to being such a dumb chick. She ended up turning into a slut and literally a whore and she was a stripper but she called herself an ghetto ballerina. She went from only sleeping with men to sleeping with chicks too. It was just not a good book in my opinion and not worth buying.
This book was okay, I think. It was kind of predictable in the sense that it was your typical hood story about a spoiled girl who was used to money and gets caught up in the life. And I suppose because she couldnt take doing a nine to five, resorts to stripping in order to get fast money. Like any character who loves money and is spoiled, she's self centered, arrogant, and rude. It's really hard to sympathize with her character. Much like Winter from the Coldest winter Ever, you dont really like the character as a person but she goes through some things that keep you reading about her. This was a good story for the author's first book. I think that the wow moments that were supposed to wow you didnt really come as a surprise considering the author pretty much told you that bad things were going to happen. Nevertheless, it did prove to be entertaining.
Final Rating: 3 Stars!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am one who loves to read. Just reading the introduction wants me to read the book. The characters introduced their struggles, personalities, very well written. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Paulette Ogar
The book was very interesting to read however all of the events were MORE THAN predictable. I already knew where the author was going before she got there.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I could not get into it. It was not interesting at all! The beggining fell to capture my attention. 😩Published on January 3, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Very creative storytelling. Love the highs and lows that Chanel must travel thru without Chuck. Twisted ending leaving you waiting for part 2.Published on August 3, 2013 by candyqueen
I chose the rating because the book was great. It was detailed very good and it helps to thing about how the characters would have look and also the setting. Read morePublished on June 2, 2013 by Sam
I love this book its one of the best ones I've read in awhile i couldnt put it down its so good she is a wonderful author and i can't wait to read more books from her in the... Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by ikeapoplar1900
I really don't get to read that often but on my flight to California I was able to begin reading this awesome book. Once I started reading I did'nt want to put the book down. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by supedaman
One of the best urban novels that I have read in awhile. I read this book in 2 days. It was a page turner. I'm waiting for part 2. Very thrilling and it has a comical edge. Read morePublished on December 25, 2011 by Rgsander
This book kept me excited and on edge through out the entire book. Well written and a great read.
You will truly enjoy this book.