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Eviction Notice By Kwan The Streets Will Never Be The Same. What can I say that I haven't said already or that others haven't said? Kwan is one of the greatest street lit authors on the market past and present. I have been a supporter for a long time and with the quality stories this author is putting out, I will continue to be a supporter. I have never read an authors work that makes you want to go back and reread their earlier work. While reading "Eviction Notice" I was saying, “damn I need to go revisit some old friends”. I hope others can pick up on Kwan zest and flair for being able to have a standalone book (although this is book five in series) AND keep you up to date on earlier characters. I love how he tied some of his earlier works together while allowing the reader to keep up. The introduction of some new characters: Porsha, Frankie and Sahara keep the story moving right along. They are the main characters and roommates who receive eviction notice. They will have you laughing, yelling, and almost crying at/with the antics and situations they get themselves in. The answers are in about Animal. Picks up right where Section 8 left off and you won’t be disappointed. If you are a fan of this series, this book is worth it just to find out those details. Introduction of King James was a great plot although at times I wanted to shoot him myself. Looking forward to seeing how things progress or not with him. Shai Clark is back a crowd favorite. Music Mogul Don B is back and he still up to his old trick. We do get to see the business side of him and see that it’s not just dumb luck he on top. If you’re a true die hard supporter, you will enjoy catching up on some of his earlier work. I'm not going to spoil it for you just start flipping pages and you will see who. If by some chance, you have slept on this author I suggest that you start from the beginning (Gangsta) and work your way up and see what all the hype is about. I guarantee you will be like the rest of and waiting with baited breath for the next release. Those die hard supporters know K’wan releases are around the Sept/ Oct time of year. So get busy because you have some catching up to do SiStar Tea ARC Book Club Inc 5 star rating Oct. 18th 2011
I really enjoyed The Language of Flowers. It’s the story of Victoria, who was abandoned by her mother at birth and forced into foster homes and group homes until she is emancipated at 18. We find Victoria angry and homeless in San Francisco. She’s uses her uses her knowledge of the Victorian language of flowers to get a job at a flower shop. Through the book we see how her past has made her shy away from human contact and believe that she is not worthy of love. But of course as the story progresses, Victoria starts to make connections with people. Eventually connecting with her past and the guilt she has carried since she was 10. The story is interesting. The author moves between present day and flash backs seamlessly. I really liked Victoria. I found myself pulling for her, sometimes more then I felt she was pulling for herself. I’m a hugger and she is not and I have to admit I found that frustrating, more frustrating than her habit of growing plants in her room. Nevertheless, I wanted her life to work out. I was cheering Grant on as he tried to get through to her. I wanted Mother Ruby to push harder and break Victoria just a little bit. I wanted Renata to be tougher with her. But mostly I just wanted Victoria to understand that all of the people in her life love her. I loved how the author used this flower language to progress the story. It gave the story nuance and charm. I think it has changed how I think of bouquets of flowers, as if I want to be more careful when I gift flowers now. Overall it was a great story frustrating at yet satisfying, with interesting characters who pull you in and make you care. The fact that its set in San Francisco is just a bonus. As a native NorCal girl its just fun to read about the hills of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. A nice bit of fiction and a good read for sure.