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Derailed by Shante formally D Skieswill have you entertained from the first few pages It is the story of Kristle a young girl whose mother abandons her to the drug crack cocaine Kristle must work her way up overcoming obstacles and making a way for herself Everything seems to be going good until the rug is pulled out from under her In a world where everything is not what it seems and people aren't who you think they are Kristle must uickly make a decision between life or death With an ending so crazy it will leave you breathless Shante is uickly making her way into the urban literature game I gave Derailed by Shante 49 stars The storyline was great and kept me on my toes I loved the twists and turns and the well developed characters There were a few grammatical errors but nothing too extreme Job well done Shante Derailed was a fast read for me because of my love for books I am afraid of giving anything away so i am really afraid to leave any type of reviews for any books i read I say anyone who loves books should go get it show support and love you won't be disappointed From the beginning this book will grab the attention of the reader a young girl named Kristle is the main character and ever since she could remember her life was chaotic Kristle has the misfortune of being the child of a young woman who becomes addicted to drugs This young lady uickly learns that she can only depend on herself for survival As she grows up she becomes adept at keeping food in the house and clothes on her back Coping with all sorts of negativity thrown her way Kristle drops out of school and gets into hustling as a means of survival Just when she thinks she's on top of her game her world comes crashing down The reader is going to wonder will she be able to overcome the new hurdles in her life ? she manages to survive and regain some normality in her life That is just the beginning for a new twist to take place Kristle learns that everything that glitters is not gold and also that the only person she should trust is herself Learning such a hard lesson while surviving at the same time is no easy task There were times when i was literally on the edge of my seat wondering what was next and what would the outcome be i did notice a few spelling errors and use of words in the wrong context but this did not take away from the story I believe that anyone that takes an interest in urban fiction mixed with a hint of mystery will enjoy this book There are some parts that may be considered rated x but that does not detract from the main point of Kristle's story Zandra BarnesAAMBC Reviewer Wow Is all I can say about this bookFrom page one it held my attention I didn't even want to put it downI love that it talked about my home town CHICAGOand its funny beacause all the places she talked about i knew exactly where they atGo into the life of Kristle and she what she had to go through dealing with her crackhead mom KenyaKristle stops at nothing to get the life that she had to in order to surviveWanting to be the first lady she goes through hell and back to get thereWhen she has to play this game dealing with life or death she makes sure death is not an optionGo on this ride with Kristle and see if you can survive the rulesD skies you go girl Ever have dreams that took your mind to places reality couldn't Kristle wanted it all money power and lavish possessions But being a poor girl from the South side of Chicago she had no idea how she was going to get it all She busts her butt to get her finances to a generous amount using her dope girl skills when it is all whisked away on a whim Kristle is left without a pot to piss in and has to regain her life back by fending for herself anyway she can She finds a way to make some money and learns to live off civil means But as things are starting to look up again they come tumbling back down with a house fire Just as Kristle is about to give up she encounters a man that gives her a strange note The note introduces her to an opportunity of a lifetime with a few stipulations It's a game that needs to be played in a timely fashion or Kristle is a dead girl If she successfully completes her task she gets money than she's ever seen before in her life What she doesn't know is that the tasks are not ordinary and the person making her play the game is someone she least expects Wow It's a page turner Kristle's life was doomed from the moment she was born Her mother Kenya was only 14 years old when she had her Kenya was a crackhead who seemed to only care about herself She would go out to find drugs and leave Kristle behind When Kristle got older she began a business of her own She was doing very well for herself too but then something happened and she was back to suare one She wanted to find the woman known as the First Lady It was supposed to have been a rumor but she wanted to think she was real She wanted to be as powerful and successful as the First Lady was supposed to be Eventually Kristle got a note It was a game she had to play One wrong move and she would dieWhat I likedThe Characters Kristle and Kenya was unforgettableThe chapter titles I would find that I would start reading the chapter then flip back to the first page of the chapter to look at the title again because it gave a little bit of an indication on what was going to happen The game that Kristle had to play I got hooked and couldn't wait to see what would happen The concept of the First Lady I kept wondering who the First Lady was and if she was real What could be improvedThere were some some spelling errors and wrong use of words Also when someone spoke in a uote it was in one paragraph and the next paragraph would be the rest of the sentence after the uote It seemed like it should have been all in one paragraph separated by a comma OverallI thought this was a great first book by D Skies I enjoyed reading Derailed It kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next Kenya and Kristle are characters that I won't forget I wonder now if there will be a second book I was left wondering who is was at the end I highly recommend this book Derailed wasn't at all what I expected I was completely caught off guard by the superb plot consistent flow of the storyline the texture of the characters and it's cohesiveness I'm ramblingthis is a sleeper I'm mad that I waited to purchse this gem and plowed through the mess of told over and over storylines with different covers I am refreshed my palate has been cleansed and Ms Skies has just risen the bar I ask that she doesn't spit out mediocrity on her next book as I will be looking and waiting anxiously for the same calibor if not better in her next effort My motto is some are born with it some learn it and others admire it Thank You Ms Skies for a great evening of etertainmentI will write a detailed review in the coming week I really enjoyed this read Author D Skies really put her imagination to work I felt like I was watching a good movie while reading the book Lot’s of action suspense and helluva sex scenes This book kept my attention and had me wanting to keep reading just to find out what will happen next She even left us hanging at the very end so I’m sure there is to come of this story and I’m definitely going to keep my eye out for itMy favorite character was the main character Kristle She was definitely “that girl” in the story that did what she had to do and handled her businessThere were a few grammar paragraph errors and some areas like the dreams could have been in italics that may have been overlooked during editing but overall this was a damn good read Great job D Skies Derailed had me on an emotional roller coaster It started off very sad with Kristle's childhood living with her drug addicted mother and the many struggles that she experienced trying to survive at such a young age on her own After the disappearance of Kristle's mother she started to find out just how ruthless this world really is and became caught up in the street life Once Kristle found a way to hustle keep food on her table and get a taste of the good life it was all snatched from her in the blink of an eye and she was back to suare one She started experiencing things that were so unexpected and couldn't understand why her life was being turned upside down I strongly recommend this book The surprise ending will have you on the edge Whewthat was torture Well let me clarify that statement it was hard for me to read because the book was a editing nightmare The characters were all over the place missing words incorrect word choices no coherent timelines and way too much crazy uncalled for sex The storyline was somewhat original with several twists that I wasn't expecting The ending was left open as I suspect a seuel may be in the works With all that said if you can get over the editing issues and sex you could enjoy this urban lit book Derailed

About the Author: D. Skies

DSkies aka Shante grew up on the south side of Chicago At the age of 10 she began writing poems and short stories for her teachers They encouraged her to submit some of her work into competitions Shante was not able to do so because she had so many others things on her plate having to help care for her sisters and mother She also learned to play the clarinet and alto saxophone at that tim

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