Diary of a Street Diva is an urban tale of a young woman lost in the world of sex, money, and mayhem. Keyshawn is a good girl who runs into a bad situation and her story is told through her diary after her death. What would you do if the man of your dreams who you thought was a music executive turned out to be a drug dealer? Would you stay with him and live the life of diva he provides or would you leave and return to your mother streets? That's the question Keyshawn struggles with for almost two years and when she finally makes a decision her life is tragically taken
Urban Fiction at Its Finest!
By Yasmin Coleman - May 17, 2006
Diary of a Street Diva by Ashley JaQuavis (two authors writing under one name) is a riveting, urban tale that chronicles the hard knock life of Remy Morgan. Remy has been to hell and back twice. She has lived more in barely two decades than many have journeyed in seven.
Abandoned as a child, Remy has moved from one foster home to another, each with its own set of issues, conflicts and/or abuse. As the story opens, Remy has yet again run away from one of the many foster homes where she has spent a brief stint. This time she has no intentions of returning. Young, inexperienced, uneducated and lacking any marketable skills, the opportunities for making decent money and finding a good job are limited. For Remy, making ends meet include stints on the pole (i.e. strip dancing) and 'cutting' drugs, until she meets Khadafi.
Overnight she quickly goes from rags to riches and is instantly hob-knobbing with the rich and famous as she builds a life with Khadafi. But... read more
By Peaches - June 23, 2006
No money more problems. And the rich think they have it bad. Check out Remy Morgan, orphaned and trying to make a dollar. The people that Remy rely on appear to be sick, which leads her from one bad place to the next. Possibly she's quick enough with the grip as Remy may have picked the wrong pocket to trick. Can it be has Remy found her real life prince?
I doubted that two authors would be able to remain consistent. Nice flow.
From Rags to Riches!
By C. Lacy "Jazzy Bell" - April 1, 2007
This is not your typical rags to riches story and not your typical urban tale either. Remy is the realest street character I have read about ever! She is not perfect by any means. She is insecure at times she makes mistakes she learns from her mistakes gets up dusts herself off and tries again. This is what makes this story so appealing. She doesn't come off as this one dimensional persona at all. She also grows up in the story. She becomes sophisticated as well as street smart which makes her colder than a mutha! She is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
The authors did a perfect job telling a story that may not appeal to the masses but can be enjoyed by many over a span of many ages. The other characters in the book are well written as well and that is what gives the book the edge a lot of urban fiction is missing.
I read the book in a span of six hours so it is def. a page turner and just when you think you have it all figured out BAM! That is all I have... read more
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