Get it Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel Book Review
Book Title: Get it Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel Book Review
Author(s): Treasure Blue
Book Pages: 335 pages
Publisher: Cash Money Content
SoHood.com Reviewed by: Edwin Diaz
Pen Game Book Report Rating: 3 out of 5
Book Cover Rating: 4 out of 5
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Review: Treasure Blue is back with his latest book novel under his new publishing deal with Cash Money Content. His first release is Get it Girls: A Harlem Lost Novel, it’s a follow up Part 2 from his previous successful first novel Harlem Lost Girl and it was actually published June 21, 2011, as Harlem Girl Lost 2.
On this novel, Four teenage girls Jessica, Vonda, Tiny, and Lynn go through some of life’s harshest reality from witnessing a teenage girl accidentally getting killed, to going to prison, and then to having to deal with their closest love ones slowly losing them to drugs.
Everything in the beginning of the book seem peachy in the girls’ lives. But then came Prom night where things take a turn for the worst. After the girls left from the hotel in which they had their virginity taken on Prom Night, on their way home, they bumped into the neighborhood’s bully named “Cookie” and her crew. Cookie previously warned the girls that if she ever saw them again, that she was going to teach them a lesson or two. A knife fight ensued and the daughter of a government official accidentally gets murdered at the hands of Jessica. The aftermath: All four girls are convicted and then sent to prison.
Fast forward to 7 years later, and the girls, eventually all get out of prison and try to adjust to their hostile environment again. Jessica has to deal with a crack epidemic in her neighborhood. She stands up to the drug dealers’ in her building and rallies the people in the neighborhood, which got behind her but then after a little girl is killed, they turned their backs on her. It was only up to Jessica and Cleveland to take back their hood. Cleveland enlists help from his ex-Vietnam comrades and they get things popping by trying to shutdown Bosco’s Crackhouse operations.
All in all, I’m glad there was a few villains involved in this book such as the female character Cookie, where she stirred things up in the first half of the book, and then later on there was the other drug lord character villain named Bosco who popped up when Jessica came home from prison. Also Tiny kept things interesting mostly cause of her jealousy that she had toward Jessica.
What I liked about A Harlem Girl Lost Novel: I like the way how Treasure Blue used his female characters. The bantering of the girls going back and forth were very amusing. He also did a solid job on developing the characters in this novel.
What I disliked about A Harlem Girl Lost Novel: The last thirty pages on this book were predictable on who was behind the murder of Lynn. In all honesty, some of the stuff in this novel, it had me chuckling especially at Jessica’s character as well as Cleveland and his comrades whom were made out to be some sort of Charles Bronson vigilantes taking on the drug crack epidemic that took place in Harlem in the 80′s.
What the reader should know about A Harlem Girl Lost Novel: If you’re looking to kill time and need some sort of entertainment, then you should pick up this book but there’s no suspense or mystery in the first half this book novel, you’ll have to wait towards the third act where things get interesting but somewhat predictable on who was behind the murder of Lynn.
Best Chapter of the book: Chapter 26. You will learn that Chubby has a heart and looks out for his friends. And Tiny is truly a loyal friend. And Kenny, well, he’s a hustler– a pig who don’t fly straight. :)
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