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Drama High: Keep It Movin' #8

L. Divine

ISBN 9780758231079
Publish Date 5/26/2009
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Young Adult, KTeen Dafina
List Price: $9.95

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South Bay High’s Jayd Jackson finally has her own ride, but that sure doesn’t mean her troubles are over...

These days, Jayd just can’t seem to get a break. Her car is more trouble than it’s worth; her girl Mickey is being forced to attend continuation school; and Rah and his ex Sandy are still arguing.

Despite these distractions, Jayd concentrates on making potions for hair and developing her own signature braid technique, which is getting her a lot of respect and money. But then school starts up again, and with it comes more drama. If Jayd wants to keep it all under control, she’ll have to look deep into herself and take her destiny into her own hands...

Discussion Questions

1. If you were Jayd would you get close to Rahima? Why or why not?

2. Do you think it was fair of the school to ask Mickey to leave until after the baby’s born? Would you have done the same thing as Mickey?

3. Is Misty justified in her anger toward Mickey and Jayd? Do you think she’s been given a bad rap as she claims?

4. Should Nigel be asked to leave the school too? Do you think guys have it easier than girls in these situations in particular? Explain.

5. Was Jayd ungrateful to her dad about her gift? Would you have reacted the same way?

6. If you were Nellie would you still be friends with Laura after all she’s done to you? Do you know of cliques like this? How do they work?

7. Write your own petition asking for what you want and don’t want out of your current situation. Be honest, thoughtful, and most important, be positive.

8. Do you think Esmeralda, Misty, and Misty’s mother have a genuine relationship? Do you think it’s beneficial for Misty to have Esmeralda in her life as a mentor and grandmother figure? Explain.

9. Did Rah do the right thing by asking Jayd to stand up with him in front of the judge? Did he go about it righteously, or could he have done it a little differently?

10. Was Jayd justified in her initial reaction to Rah’s request? What would you have done?

11. How is Jeremy’s Christmas gift to Jayd different in intention from the other expensive gifts he’s bought her in the past? Should Jayd have accepted it? Why or why not?

12. Do you think Nellie will ever go back to hanging with Jayd and her crew? If you were Jayd could you forgive Nellie?

13. Is Mickey to blame for the shooting? What steps could she have taken to keep this tragedy from occurring?

14. Should Jayd forgive Mickey for what she’s done? How would you react if one of your best friends were shot?

15. Do you think Jeremy’s till trying to buy Jayd’s affection with expensive gifts? Do you think Jayd should accept the gifts or give them back?

16. Have you opened a bank account? Do you have a savings account? Like Jayd, do most of your friends hide their money rather than put it in the bank?

17. If you were Jayd, would you have kept her car or have done what she did? Explain an alternate reaction she should’ve had.

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.

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Drama High books (Wednesday, June 17, 2009)

I love your books. They're so interesting and those are the only books I read. I really dont like reading anything else. I can't wait til the next book comes out. Please continue to write these books. I love them.

(Sunday, June 14, 2009)

This book is really good. My bookclub loves this series. I wish I could go to one of her book signings lol but I just got done with this one at 1:20 California time and I can't wait till' the one after this once it comes out.

drama high (Thursday, May 14, 2009)
Reviewer: adrieanne green

I have read all of her books and they are so awesome and can't wait until this one comes out and I hope you come out with more.

(Monday, April 27, 2009)

I have read all of the OTHER DRAMA HIGH BOOKS AND LOVED THEM and I cant wait to read this. I'm counting down. WHOA!!! I just cant wait!!

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