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Sugarbear posts on 1/10/2009 5:07:56 AM
The Coldest Winter ever had me so drawn in to the characters life it made you feel as if you were Winter. I think the end left you hanging though. I to would really like an actual sequel to see how the Santiaga's lives turned out. That book I couldn't put down. I read Midnight and it took me forever just to stay consistent with reading it. It was OK, but not a heart grabber like The coldest Winter Ever.
kelly posts on 12/31/2008 9:38:37 AM
i thought the book was pretty good. i was disappointed when the Santiagas life started felling apart. Midnights character was okay too! i wish she would have continued in Midnight ti tell us what happens to the Santiagas.
babidawlz posts on 12/26/2008 1:47:24 PM
I finished the book several weeks ago and just like most... I was a lil' disappointed... I might have set myself up and had high expectations for this book... Overall the book isn't bad, It very much felt like a prequeal... If you haven't read it, I think you should, different ppl have different opinions... Now I'm anticipating the next.....
Karla posts on 12/24/2008 12:25:37 PM
I have not read Midnight yet, mostly because Once I found out it wasn't an actual sequal to The Coldest Winter Ever, it no longer became a priority, however, I will get it soon. My point for this post is that I noticed a lot of people are getting mad about how blacks are being described in the book. I beieve she is showing a certain group of blacks who act this way. If she put college scholars and business men/women in the book, then it wouldn't be Midnight, now would it, also Angel Lola Love should play Winter, or some video vixen who wants to break into acting.
Tisha posts on 12/24/2008 11:09:33 AM
I loved this book...And the truth is MAJORITY of young african females DO potray thierselves like what the book described...the values that the Sudanese people displayed in the book was to be admired...
I am from the Hood, the projects to be exact and the things in the book is what happened on a daily basis and is still happening
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
honest posts on 12/19/2008 4:09:32 PM
I have not finished the book yet, but I have enjoyed what I have read so far. I understand the anger that some readers have in regards to the portrayal of blacks in the novel. Not all blacks are like that, I attend an HBCU and I feel like we have to fight stereotypes like this all the time when entering into the "real" world. I think that SS was trying to show us how we look to other races, but it was a little over the top. Also, I do not think that Lauren London should play Winter. She does not have the atttude, acting skills, or body that would truly capture the essence of Winter Santiaga. When I picked up the Midnight novel, I was disapointed to see pictures of the characters... it messed up the images that I picture of the characters when reading.
Mae posts on 12/18/2008 9:09:03 PM
WOW! I LOVED "MIDNIGHT"! talk about a GREAT read. I really loved the depth of the culture..u knew exactly wat u were talkin about. i've always been interested in the Muslim culture. I feel like i wanna be a muslim now..lol..except i don't want the many wives for my husband, i wana be his one and only. lol. I really got an understanding of why he would never bite EVERYTIME the baddest chick in the book came at him. Readers don't act as if some black women/young women, are not as the book seems. It was based off of the realities of life. I respected the way u came at this book. some may say it was boring, i LOVED it! Some may say it was disrespectful but the reality is... You know of, or are that black girl a low-standard, sex-crazed, and just like the rest kinda chick. This book didn't have not one boring part..i couldn't put it down. Sister Souljah did her THANG! I love you girl. I can't wait to see what comes out next..i will be copping that.lol. thanks for puttin in the time to write for your fans. I loved Akemi, and their love scene was sooooo passionate. I want my first time to be that way..lol.
Kori posts on 12/17/2008 12:10:52 PM
I dont like this book. I am disapointed. The book is very long and drawn out. At times it can be down right boring. We all know that the hoods in black america has issues, but not everybody in the hood is a hot-mess, and not all african americans are ignorant like the book tends to imply at times. Please sista soulja let us know the outcome on winter and her sister who was headed down the same road that winter had taken, cause this book didnt cut it.
OnTheFence posts on 12/13/2008 5:01:26 AM
Ok, I'd be lieing if i said i wasn't dissapointed with the fact this had NOTHING to do with Winter or the Satiagas. The dissapointment all the readers are getting is stemed from the mindset that this was a [Sequel] not a [Prequel]. But i do think people should give the book a chance, it was a good read. Got a little boring and repeative at some parts.. but nice overall. This is NOT a sequel to C.W.E so get that out of your head now. It's a book of it's own and should be reveiwed as it's own.
As for the C.W.E movie.. they CANNOT fcuk around on that. Winter is probably the baddest chick you will ever read about. They can't make ANYBODY play her. As for Midnight? Good luck tryna find someone to play him, all i know is i've been let down once.. let's not make it happen twice.
Shellyshel posts on 12/12/2008 9:05:43 PM
Although I was expecting something different from the book, I was not disappointment in Midnight. I was expecting to read how Santiaga, Winter, and Midnight's worlds were entangled but I got much more than that.
Although Midnight never tried to be something he was not, this book brought enlightment to a black Sudanese male and his heart felt love and admiration for the women in his life.
By reading the book, I also acknowledge how some young black females can behave however they need to respect themselves and know that not all young black males are looking for just sex. Black females are intelligent, beatiful, and a valueable prize to any man. They are not just the curves God gave them.
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