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DOING MY OWN THING by Nikki Carter


From the Fab Life series

by Nikki Carter

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: July 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7582-5558-7
Publisher: Kensington

Another smart, gossipy peek into the music industry with level-headed rising star Sunday Tolliver and her impulsive, self-centered cousin Dreya.

The story opens soon after the explosive finale of All the Wrong Moves (2011), and readers new to the series are quickly brought up to speed on the cheating, infighting and family drama from previous volumes. This installment takes Sunday and the others to Barbados to film a new video. Sunday revisits her decision to put her music career first and her interest in studio engineer Sam second. New information surfaces about who swindled whom in the incident that demolished Sunday's college fund. Sunday's success pleases producer Big D and R&B diva Mystique, but Dreya resents her cousin and makes her feelings clear. The book explores some serious issues like relationship violence, but the overall tone is light and funny, not unlike the novel’s (fictitious) BET reality show about the teens' summer tour.

Juicy drama with constant twists, turns and bons mots and plenty of room for additional episodes. (Urban chick lit. 12 & up)