The Coldest Winter Ever

The Coldest Winter Ever

Book - 2006
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After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2006, c1999
Edition: Pocket Star Books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780743270106
074327010X
9781416521693
Branch Call Number: PS3569.O7374 C6 2006
Fiction Souljah
Characteristics: 534 p. ; 18 cm

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This is the first book in the Santiaga Family series.

Winter Santiaga is the teenage daughter of a local drug kingpin. After her father is arrested, Winter encounters chaos and she is soon repeating many of the mistakes and experiences of her parents.

This is considered the premier work of street lit.


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jackhwolf
Mar 30, 2020

Very tough and brutal read of life in the hood amongst those driven by money, greed, and fashion. The heroine is ruthless but sympathetic reflection of the drug culture ethos of flashy cars and obsession with power. Keeps you in the chair.

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Ctonkinrn
Apr 03, 2019

Could not put this book down. Still thinking about it weeks later. Two thumbs up for sure.

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posie12
Oct 12, 2018

I read this years ago and still remember it vividly.

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Toriyana
Oct 02, 2017

Dope book. Once you start reading it ain't no stopping

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tjdickey
Dec 12, 2016

Both raw and forthright in the narrative - strong moral undertones, but without being really preachy!
This edition comes with more of the author's thoughts in the "collector's edition" appendices.

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charris9591
Nov 03, 2016

Great story and character development. Sister Souljah's words are raw and upfront!

LyndaLad Oct 22, 2015

keep your friends close but not to close cause they will stab you in the back.

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advega718
Sep 21, 2015

As a born and raised girl from the Brooklyn "pj's", this hood novela is fun, raw, upfront and an entertaining read.

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DianaLovelyMarie
Jul 02, 2014

great book, but I didn't like how I could guess what happened next. I was looking forward to more curiosity and suspense.

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BloomFree
Feb 25, 2014

A cautionary tale of the downfall of an entire family due to drug dealing. At the end of the book, the author goes into great details of the main charactar weakness and strengths.

My only critique is that I would have liked to get more into the head of Sister Souljah and the main man who Winter fell in love with and sadly was fated to love from afar.

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aurad2006
Jan 04, 2016

The coldest Winter Ever was the best book I have ever read. I was able to relate to all of the characters in some form. It also provides a message that life can be affected in a positive or negative way depending on the choices that you make. I love the ending because for me it meant that everyone has to live their life and make their own mistakes.

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