Description: At South Bay High, the drama just keeps on growing…
In the long-awaited 15th volume of the Drama High series, Street Soldiers picks up with a murder in front of Jayd’s grandparents’ house. Mama and Daddy are convinced the police have the wrong suspect in custody and have joined forces to help organize the neighborhood and find the real killer. Mickey’s ex-boyfriend has been arrested for the gruesome act, which is more like their wicked next-door neighbor, Esmeralda, and her shape-shifting boyfriend, Rousseau’s handiwork. And, to make matters worse, Esmeralda’s influence in the community is growing stronger every day as are the powers of her top apprentices and Jayd’s best frenemies, Misty and Emilio.
With two of Jayd’s closest friends, Mickey and Nigel, at war over the custody of Mickey’s daughter, Jayd’s ex-boyfriend, Rah going back to his ex-girlfriend, Trish without Jayd’s knowledge and having to witness her most recent love, Jeremy pretend to date her newest enemy, Cameron, Jayd’s had just about all the drama she can take…and it’s only the beginning of their senior year. Keenan, her new college coffee buddy, is the only one who can take her mind off of her chaotic life.
Jayd soon decides that it’s time to make some changes and get rid of anyone-and anything-holding her back.
About The Author: In April of 2001, L. Divine began work on her series of books for young adults appropriately titled Drama High. As a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, L. Divine noticed a rapid decline of literacy among youth. Her motivation for writing for teenagers was to create material that would simply inspire them to read for pleasure. Drama High, the premiere African American young adult fiction series, takes the reader on the familiar roller coaster ride that everyone knows and experiences in high school. We follow the main character, Jayd Jackson, through her first-person experiences with friends, boys, enemies, teachers, and family.
There are currently 15 volumes in publication, which debuted October, 2006. When not writing, L. Divine guest lectures and holds workshops for writers and young adults and provides individualized curriculum instruction through her organization, Empowered Readers Academy. She is also involved in community activities and serves as a writing expert on various panels. L. Divine served as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA and continues to be an active member of academia, researching issues in African Diaspora and Women’s Studies. She currently resides in Atlanta with her daughter and son.
You can pick up the Kindle edition for only $4.99 here: Street Soldiers (Drama High)