I read The Coldest Winter years ago. Expect books about the twins, Riot, Ricky Santiaga Jr. Souljah did an excellent job describing Porsche's life in the juvenile deliquency center. Hermione is in Act I Scene ii where she plays the perfect royal hostess. Was it a cop-out and did it really diminish the character? At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever. I believed the amazing Spiderman had powers because the writer explained he was bitten by a radioactive spider.
This book summary helps you grasp the other side of the Winter and all the features that go with it. Pursuing power, and regularly being exposed to danger is perhaps the drug she is most addicted to. What lost me, and apparently many other readers, is the Indian reservation and the long drawn out intros of the inmates she met. I admired her character, how helpful she was to the bullied girl at the beginning and most importantly her own mother, a woman that was denied and rejected by all. Plot Winter Santiaga is the daughter of a notorious drug dealer who is mixed in all sorts of criminal activities. I work with academically gifted children and their thinking is very very advanced. After the arrest of the father of the Santiaga sisters, everything changed for everyone.
But I highly recommend this! Winter eventually meets Sister Souljah, who mentors her, but Winter ultimately values material objects and beauty over knowledge and self-improvement. Maybe because it was so true to life? She makes herself beautiful enough to be attractive to the wealthiest man, but due to the nature of their society, his skill was not put towards a legal profession and he was removed from the community. On one hand she tried to keep the hard, street edge that we loved Winter for, but on the flip side she wanted to make Porsche her own, unique character. The book is extremely wordy and long winded. This girl was ripped from her family and all that she'd ever known and was told that everyone she'd ever known was bad. I like the fact that she focused on the other Santiaga daughter, Porsche.
I wish that they would have dealt with the Siri issue more. Um, not true with Porsche. It stands to reason that she is giving her best shot to help these children to start over. She learns to cook, is familiar with nature, and yet still maintains her hard-working spirit and stubbornness to make and earn her own wages and way. Imagine my frustration when I realized that Sister Souljah did it to me again - she conned me.
Each of her characters has such a unique and complicated story, that makes their actions and circumstances so real and justified. But if there's no money in it, why go? Each of these characters has super, amazing or incredible powers. As some see it, the book author should beg to get the film made. But what ultimately disappointed me was that this wasn't really a sequel, although the big characters are mentioned from The coldest Winter, they never come to fruition. It's almost as if she's spent every other book trying to undo The Coldest Winter.
Often black men don't fare well in the hands of Black female authors, and some of these authors are routinely celebrated. She has an eating disorder, but the contradiction with the pain she is instilling on her body is that she is also a graceful dancer, built strong, and confident in her movements. Then other parts, years even, were simply glossed over, a mere memory Porsche reflect on. For example, Winter discovers that her father has a mistress who bore him a son. Although the reality and grit of the book became washed out by fantasy. But it is what I feel comfortable with as I sit down to write. Now we are getting to a part of the book where we have to suspend disbelief a little bit.
I am so over the Santiaga family and I doubt I would even go see the Coldest Winter Ever even if they managed to get the movie made. How did the twins adjust to life, after their father's capture? Winter owns the shortest day compared to summer whose days are long. K never claimed that she was trying to portray real life. We can be in her head and the life she wants. Books should do more than entertain you.
Obviously there are marketing benefits to billing it as a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, but a careful examination of the title clearly reveals the novel's content. What's The 411: If I had wanted to sit through a sermon I would have gone to church and I am sure I would have enjoyed the experience better. All the characters show greed, a condition the fictional Sister Souljah believes is ubiquitous in her community and would like to remedy. But, it fell flat, it was Sister Souljah's opportunity to further trash government not that I disagree with her thoughts haha! Like a spoiled and short-tempered girl, she is prone to getting into trouble. Since I was impressed by story telling in The Coldest Winter I was excited when I saw this book on the shelves but as I read the book this exciting was diminished and all that was left was the struggle to get through the pages.