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Doing My Own Thing: A Fab Life Novel #3

Nikki Carter

ISBN 9780758255587
Publish Date 6/28/2011
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Young Adult, KTeen Dafina

Success is never easy. Neither is staying real…

Sunday Tolliver’s hard work and talent have finally paid off—she’s got a smash album and mad-money beyond her wildest dreams. But earning fame is a lot easier than dealing with it. Sunday’s diva cousin, Dreya, and bad-boy rapper, Truth, will do anything to get payback and wreck her reputation. Her gifted new collaborator Dilly has every reason not to make Sunday’s crucial follow-up album a hit. And a new reality show starring Sunday is making her love life way too hot to handle. Now she has to figure out who’s fake, who’s for real, who’s down, and who’s really got her back. And the only way she can take control of her success is to keep making it her way…

Praise for Nikki Carter

“For celebrity-drama lovers everywhere.” --Kirkus on Not a Good Look

“Nikki Carter is a fresh, new voice.” --ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Essence bestselling author

“…(a) hot new teen series.” --Mitzi Miller, Essence bestselling author


Discussion Questions

1. Was Sunday right to invite her crew on her tour? Was it a good or a bad decision?

2. Was Sam being unreasonable when he wanted a commitment from Sunday?

3. Is Dreya the villain of the story, or does she really have Sunday’s back?

4. If you were Dreya, would you have forgiven Truth? Why or why not?

5. Do you believe that Bethany has truly turned over a new leaf? Is she a good match for Dilly, or should he find another girl before he gets hurt?

6. How did you feel when Sunday met up with her father? Should she have made a different decision about him?

7. Did Sunday give the correct advice to her fan Zoey whose boyfriend broke up with her on Facebook? Has that ever happened to you? How did you feel?

8. What were your thoughts on Shawn’s advice to Sunday about Dreya? Should she just pray for her cousin or continue to hold it down for family?

9. Do you think that Sunday and Sam will survive a long-distance relationship?

10. Will Sunday and Gia make good roommates? Do you think they’re compatible?

About Nikki Carter:

Nikki Carter has been a book-lover since she was in elementary school. Her favorite stories are fun, fresh, and full of drama. When she's not writing, Nikki enjoys reading, shopping, and hanging out by the pool. Nikki lives and loves in Dallas, Texas.

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Customer Review

Lots of Drama (Friday, July 15, 2011)
Reviewer: BrittanyM

Sunday Tolliver is a rising pop star with an album that’s just about to be released, a reality television show that’s about to premiere, and a college fund that’s growing by the day. The summer before her freshman year in college should be fabulous, but she’s got all kinds of drama going on in her life. Her “Boo and Bestie” Sam wants to take their relationship to another level, her cousin Dreya’s stage name is “Drama” for a reason, and her friend Bethany is stirring up trouble with her cousin’s boyfriend—a bad-boy rapper with some anger management problems. Sunday’s dreams are finally coming true, so why is her social life starting to feel like a nightmare?
Sunday is a very strong, ambitious, sympathetic heroine. She always wants to do the right thing and stay loyal to her friends, but she has a hard time deciding when she should put herself and her dreams first. Despite her out-of-the-ordinary lifestyle, the problems she faces are easy to identify with and fun to read about.


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