That Girl is Poison (Urban Books)

By Tia Hines

Hope Jones is a tender, hot-to-trot youngster who lives existence at the area. deserted via her mom, she yearns for romance and a focus. Her uncle shelters her, yet existence is very unlikely to undergo along with his abusive spouse. To make issues worse, she will get concerned with Malik, who shatters her desire and belief through leaving her pregnant and contaminated with HIV. So hardened, she makes a decision to do the unspeakable, purposely infecting individuals with her disorder. after all, nobody is aware of her rationale, no longer even her ally, Jennifer, who unwittingly is helping wish locate her sufferers. Will hope become aware of the mistake of her methods ahead of it is too late?

Tia Hines supplies a robust message during this cautionary story filled with motion and drama.

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He touched many hearts, and I-I hate to determine him . . . move. ” After the funeral was once over, I stood in line and embraced the kinfolk, feeling like I must have been status up there with them. hearken to me; like i used to be blood. I felt love it although. i actually did. That day used to be tough for me. My first time attending a funeral, and that i had no aid. I had no acquaintances to convenience me. there has been not anyone by means of my part. I needed to stroll within the church on my own and stroll out by myself. On my approach out, issues received a section out of hand. It wasn’t my fault notwithstanding. i used to be provoked. For genuine! See, whereas I’m jogging out, i noticed Jennifer observing me. If she knew what was once reliable for her, she may have stopped staring, yet she didn’t. I wasn’t within the temper for her stupidity, specially no longer at a funeral. i used to be too emotional and deeply harm. At any given second, i may have exploded on someone. One button pressed, and my welled-up anger used to be erupting in flames. And, sorry to claim, yet erupt I did. i do know, i do know. i used to be at a funeral. yet she requested for it. i used to be virtually out the door, and he or she simply needed to stick up her center finger. Why’d she do this, y’all? Why’d she do this? She simply needed to press that blinking pink “Do now not Push” button. She suggestion i used to be going to disregard her silly ass too, yet she used to be flawed. She most likely figured, good day, we’re at a funeral. She ain’t gonna do not anything. unsuitable! I made a U-turn during the crowd of individuals and premeditated bashing her head into the wood pews. I needed to bust her ass. instantly, while she stood up, i used to be status correct in her grill, and Bam! I socked her with an average blow to the dome. I bought approximately 3 strong punches in prior to her pal Anthony intervened and pulled me off her. He carried me outdoors of the church as I kicked and cried for him to get off of me. He dropped me like a filthy towel at the concrete stairs. I lay at the floor damage from the toss. A crowd stood round nonchalantly, attempting to see what used to be occurring, taking a look like they didn’t comprehend no matter if to aid or brain their very own company. Malik got here out of nowhere and shoved Anthony to the floor. “What the hell is your challenge? ” I obtained up and wiped my fingers off. Anthony was once approximately to get it. Who did he imagine he was once, tossing me to the floor like that? Fuming, I charged at him, going correct for his groin. Malik snatched me up sooner than i may get an excellent kick in. “Chill out, Dee! ” “Chill out” was once now not in my vocabulary at that second. I observed a chance to provide him a very good ass-whuppin’. Anthony was once the child that got here as much as me at the first day of college and ruined my day. That was once the day I met Greg. Tears poured down my eyes as i assumed approximately it. Greg used to be now not round to avoid wasting me. I fell to the pavement distraught. humans all started taking a look at me. “She’s wonderful. The express is over,” Malik introduced. “Desire, come on. permit me get you out of the following. ” Malik had tears in his eyes. “I wish Greg,” I shouted. “I omit him too,” he whispered. “Why? Why is he long gone? I can’t think he’s long past. Who am I gonna seek advice from? Who’s gonna . . . ” The nervousness, the tears, the ache. i'll not communicate. Malik knelt down beside me and caressed my face, wiping away my tears.

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