This book keeps your interest, it tells the story of a young womans struggle dealing with sex, race,parenthood and relationships. I feel in love with ebony, I found myself wanting to laugh with her in goodtimes and wanting to protect her in bad. Ebony is the portrait of many woman who have dealt with abusive, single parenthood and misguided love. This book was inspiring as well as entertaining. Queen Brown has written a novel that is sure to be a classic.