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Drama High: The Fight #1

L. Divine

ISBN 9780758216335
Publish Date 9/26/2006
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Young Adult, KTeen Dafina

Brimming with the same spirited sense of style and magic as Disney’s That’s So Raven, Drama High introduces a fun, brazen new series featuring a young sistah who’s learning that life in the ‘hood is nothing compared to life in high school…

Proudly hailing from Compton, USA, sixteen-year-old Jayd Jackson is no stranger to drive-by shootings or run-ins with the friendly neighborhood crackhead. Street-smart, book-smart, and life-smart, she’s nobody’s fool—least of all KJ’s, the most popular and cutest basketball jock at South Bay High, aka Drama High. Yes, it’s a fact, Jayd fell hard for his player ways for a time, but now that KJ’s shown his true colors—dumping Jayd because she refused to give up the cookies—she’s through with him and his game playing for good.

Jayd just wants to start her Junior year of high school drama free. But wanting ain’t getting, especially at a place like Drama High, a predominately white high school in a wealthy part of Los Angeles, where Jayd and 30 other Compton kids get bussed to daily. Saying race relations aren’t what they should be would be putting it mildly, and that’s just the beginning of the drama. Jayd’s first day back to school, KJ’s new girlfriend, Trecee, steps to her wanting to fight. Egged on by Misty, Jayd’s former best friend-turned-nemesis, Trecee wants to make Jayd understand that KJ is off limits—even if she has to do it with her fists. With the fight set for Friday, and the sistah drama at an all time high, Jayd is about to learn who’s really got her back and more importantly, when she’s got to watch it. But at least she can always count on Mama, and her mystical bag of tricks.

Drama High is a remarkably assured debut, and L. Divine is a tantalizing and refreshing new voice. Jayd and her bold, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny assessment of life, along with her quirky cast of friends, classmates, loves, her magical family and eccentric neighbors make for an irresistible, can’t-put-it-down read.

About L. Divine:

L. Divine holds a Master’s in African American Studies and Educational Psychology from UCLA, and served as a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her daughter and son.

Average Customer Review

Based on 6 reviews


Customer Review

the first (Sunday, December 26, 2010)
Reviewer: rheanna nelson

I have to admit when I first read this book I was very confused by the end. I loved it even though I couldn't relate to Jayd because I was on the sixth book when I first start reading the drama high books. This was a good book espcially because it was volume 1.

The fight Review (Wednesday, May 6, 2009)
Reviewer: Latiya

I love this book so much. I even love KJ for real he looks so sexy. Anyway I really don't know why he did that to Jayd just because she didnt want to give up the cookies when he asked her to. Plus he was with somebody else while hey were going out. I wouldn't blame Jayd for not giving up the cookies to him. He's mad dumb. I would have cried too like if my boyfriend gets the cookies from his ex and he didn't dump me yet. I would have cried and smoked him and her in the face.

THIS WAS THE BOMB! (Thursday, February 14, 2008)

I JUST BOUGHT THE BOOK FOR THE FACT THAT I HAD READ THE BACK OF THE BOOK.....I DIDNT KNOW IT WAS A SEQUEL AND PREVIOUS BOOK BUT KNOW THAT I DO I CANT STOP READING THEM IM SO ANIOUS FOR THE 5TH BOOK.... THESE ARE GOOD!!

Awesome (Wednesday, November 28, 2007)
Reviewer: Kayla

I loved this book and the other two books they are the most real life things i've ever read this is what goes on in each and every school i've been to and it's awesome that some one wrote about something so real and true i love it i cant wait until the other two come out.

Awsome Find! (Friday, March 16, 2007)
Reviewer: Summer!

I absolutley love this book! Jayd is powerful and strong and doesnt give in to temptation. She fights with words and not with force even though she is provoked!....THIS BOOK WILL HAVE YOU HOOKED:] !! [[DRAMA]]OR TRAMA IS MY MAIN MOTTO and this is what this book is showing!

Very good for younger generation (Tuesday, October 10, 2006)
Reviewer: Davida Weeks

I thought that this book was the best high school drama I have ever read. I'm sure that everyone can relate to Jayd, and I'm defenitly sure that everyone has or have had a Misty, Trecee, and even a KJ in their life. Don't know the names I'm mentioning? Buy this book...it is a must read!!! L. Divine, I am anticipating the next 2 books and hope that you keep more coming after those!!!


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