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Dying to be Fine [Kindle Edition]

Hood Chronicles
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Hailing from Baton Rouge Louisiana, Yasmine is a young women forced into the harsh reality of life on the streets. After being pushed out of her mother’s home, she learns that survival without help in sight is not an easy task.
Facing trials and tribulations, she manages to make a glamorous life for herself in the entertainment industry, but only after undergoing cosmetic surgery. With her new astronomically sized assets, Yasmine finds herself the envy of women and the desire of men.
Taking her younger sister into her household, she teaches her the tricks of the trade, and attempts to teach her the lessons she herself learned the hard way. Coming of age, the defiant sibling has plans of her own, and feels that Yasmine's adamant rules stem from a hidden jealousy.
Delving into the black market, Yasmine and her sister meet the one person who will teach them that everything that glitters ain’t gold, and you can fall just as quickly as you rise.
Follow Yasmine's gripping story as she takes you on a mesmerizing trip with karma, sacrifice, and full-blown suspense!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2570 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497557720
  • Publisher: Worldhaven Agenda (4 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH4SJNU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #667,480 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read. 27 April 2014
By Ron
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Making ends meet often forces people to make unpalatable choices.
This story charts the decline and fall of a headstrong young girl, Yasmine, who, having been ejected from the family home makes one ill-considered decision after another, due to lack of alternatives, desperation or low of self esteem/ self respect.
Not normally the kind of literature I read, I was intrigued by the individual writing style of the author. The story’s pace and approach make it the kind of read that once you start, you don’t put it down until you've finished.
As much a social commentary on a society that has become brutally indifferent to the exploitation and objectification of young women, this is also a disturbing piece of work. If you are looking for a light, Sunday afternoon read, this is not it – the author requires the reader to think about what they are viewing.
It is difficult to gain depth of character in such a short work (only 77 pages) but Hood Chronicles manages to elicit sympathy for the main character and chart her decline to eventual suicide, following the death of her younger sister, in a quite compelling manner.
Historically, the great American novels have always been written by men and women who have something important to say. Though he has some way to go to reach his full potential, keep you eyes open and your ears pinned back; when this young man writes his master work, it will be disturbing but well worth reading.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  30 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A Short but Powerful read 19 July 2014
By K Sherrie The Reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One of the most important things in a womans life is to know her worth, and "dying to be fine" is a cautionairy tale of what can happen when a woman doesn't know her worth.

I didn't like the fact that it wasn't that long. There are so many parts and s scenes I would have loved to see go deeper than the surface but they didn't.

This is a book that you hope and pray people take heed to the lessons...not just read the writing on the screen.

My name is K Sherrie,
And I Recommend this read
4.0 out of 5 stars Let Ure CHildren Fly 31 July 2014
By Sharon bell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow A Powerful and Intense Read ! I Enjoyed This Book It said the Old Saying That MOney Cant Buy Everything !! YAsmine Thought Her Body Was All She Needed To Find Happiness But All it got her Was Problems Drugs, SUperficial Beauty, Not One BIt Of Happiness ! Her mOther BEing A God Fearing WOman with her Daughters YAsmine and Stacy Tried HEr BEst BUt she Got Caught UP withHOlding On To Tight is Not always Good for ure CHildren !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars dying...... 19 July 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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As always I appreciate n love Hood Chronicles reads!! The epidemic that has befallen our families n our youth is never more evident in this book. Yasmine what a tragedy. The storyline though dark is a good one and I encourage all to read. This book flows each character you know. Well done n thank you Ms Ramona for such a wonderful gift to us all your son!!
5.0 out of 5 stars All glitter, no gold! 14 July 2014
By Imperfect Angel - Published on Amazon.com
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Dying to be fine: Nice, quick short story.

Cheryl, is a mother with a set of rules that her typical teenage daughters thinks are outrageous. When Yasmine's feisty mouth and lies write a check that she can't cash, she unleashes on her mother. Wrong Move! --- No spoilers.

Yasmine- Made the wrong decision and finds herself thrust into a lifestyle that her naive mind wasn't prepared to handle. She turns to the man that "should" have had her back. SECOND WRONG MOVE!

With nowhere to go and burning bridges laying in her path, Yasmine becomes a product of the street. Until she falls in love with a rapper. Yasmine literally goes from nothing to something and is the it girl around time. Along, for the ride is her BFF known as the white girl.....she rides the wave of fame until it dries up.

Stacy- is Yasmine's babysister who at 18 is tired of her mom's rules. She calls her idol, known as her sister to pick her up. Against, her mothers wishes she moves in with Yasmine. It would be her first, Wrong move!

Overall, this short story is filled with drama, tears, trials & tribulations. I give it 5 stars because there is definetly a message in the pages. The author was very detailed in the scenes. Although, the story did start out a bit confusing because of the flashbacks. The story definetly improved as I continued to read.
I also, enjoyed the author's perspective on a woman's worth in the end of the book! I look forward to reading more from this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 13 July 2014
By Reading Deeva - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very dramatic story!! Wasn't expecting the ending...just shows how hard life can be! These young women went through so much in a little bit of time. The story paints a very vivid picture!
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