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True Story: Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles

Ni-Ni Simone

ISBN 9780758287724
Publish Date 11/26/2013
Format Trade Paperback
Categories KTeen Dafina, Young Adult
List Price: $9.95

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What's a girl to do when love has her caught up?

That's the plight of eighteen-year-old Seven McKnight. Her freshman year at Stiles University turned out to be a tug of war for her heart and her sophomore year promised more of the same. Just when she'd sworn off her ex-boyfriend, Josiah Whitaker, and thought she'd never love him again, he boldly stepped back into her life, with no regard that she'd moved on with Zaire St. James, her new boyfriend.

Caught off guard and thrust into a whirlwind of emotion, Seven no longer knows if she should stay or go. . . All she knows is that old feelings won't die, her new love is being ruined by lies, and the fairy tale she once dreamed of may never become her true story.

Praise for Ni-Ni Simone

"Smart and cutting, full of clever comebacks." --Kirkus on No Boyz Allowed

"This is creative, innovative, and important storytelling for today's urban teen readership." --Library Journal on Teenage Love Affair

Discussion Questions

1. What did you think of Zaire and Seven’s relationship? Do you think he allowed her to be herself? Why or why not? Do you know someone in a relationship where they feel closed in?

2. Do you think that Seven tried to be honest with Zaire and he wasn’t listening? Why or why not? Can you ever really make someone listen to you?

3. Do you think that Josiah should have admitted to Seven how he felt about her, knowing that she had a boyfriend? Why or why not? Is it ever right to confess your feelings to someone if they are in a relationship?

4. What did you think of Seven’s mother not liking Zaire? Did she have a right to not like him?

5. What did you think of the things Zaire used to say about Seven’s friends? Should he have said those things? Do you know someone who does that?

6. Do you think that Shae was too bossy? Why or why not? Do you have a friend like that?

7. What did you think of Seven cheating on Zaire? Do you think it made a difference that she cheated on him with Josiah versus someone else?

8. Are you team Josiah or team Zaire? Why?

9. What did you think of Seven’s relationship with her mother? Is your mother similar to Seven’s? If not, do you know someone like that?

10. If you could write your own ending, what would it be? And why?

About Ni-Ni Simone:

Ni-Ni Simone is a Jersey girl with an obsession for reality TV and celebrity gossip. She never intended to write teen fiction, but her editor and the literary gods had other plans. She whipped up her first novel, Shortie Like Mine, in two weeks, and has been in love with writing ever since. Shortie was the first of Ni-Ni’s books to be selected by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) as a Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and it’s also a Virginia Readers’ Choice Selection. When she’s not writing, Ni-Ni is soaking up inspiration from music, TV, and most of all, the teens out there hanging tough no matter what comes their way. Ni-Ni lives in North Jersey with her husband and their children.

Average Customer Review

Based on 3 reviews

Customer Review

DO MORE (Wednesday, May 21, 2014)
Reviewer: Amariareonnnn

Please PLEASE write another seven Book !! At least one more please ! They are sooo good . You are the best author EVER

THANK YOU (Thursday, March 20, 2014)
Reviewer: Lisa

Omg please tell me theres another Seven Mcknight Book PLEASE ILL DIE IF THERE ISNT

True Story Review! (Monday, August 26, 2013)

This book was well written. The characters are very comical and funny just as they've always been. Great job Miss Ni-Ni Simone. Look forward to your next read.

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