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THE WAY WE ROLL by Stephanie Perry Moore


by Stephanie Perry Moore

Age Range: 12 & up

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3443-8
Publisher: Dafina/Kensington

The second book in the Beta Gamma Pi series features Malloy Murray, the daughter of the national president of the sorority. Although President Murray is revered by collegiate and alumnae sisters alike, Malloy resents the fact that her mother never has any time for her and resists involvement in the sorority by extension. Malloy first encounters trouble during its annual convention, first drawing the attention of Kade, her brother’s frustratingly attractive football teammate, then the ire of Sharon, a Beta sister at Malloy’s university. When things heat up with Kade and she becomes good friends with Beta interests Torian and Loni, Malloy reconsiders her anti-Beta attitude. But as she goes through the pledge process and grows closer to Kade, she is subjected to repeated harassment, vandalism and threats from a mysterious enemy who might just be Sharon. Although Moore provides a look into the closeted, elite world of African-American Greeks, the novel feels crowded with too many characters and too many subplots, with not enough of the rich history and legacy of these groups. (Fiction. 12 & up)