[ Audible ] Flyy GirlAuthor Omar Tyree – Stg2bio.co

The Bestselling Urban Classic Novel About A Young Woman Coming Of Age In The Late S Tracy Ellison, A Young Knockout With Tall Hair And Attitude, Is Living Life As Fast As She Can Motivated By The Material World, She And Her Friends Love And Leave The Young Men Who Will Do Anything To Get Next To Them It S Only When The World Of Gratuitous Sex Threatens Heartbreak That Tracy Begins To Examine Her Life, Her Goals, And Her Sexuality


10 thoughts on “Flyy Girl

  1. Christina Christina says:

    I had to read this book for an African American novel class We finished reading classics by James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, George Schuyler, William Wells Brown, Ralph Ellison, etcthen read Flyy Girl as an example of the new sub genre of the urban novel within African American literature While it was an easy read and elicited a smile at times, it was a VERY poorly written novel that made me wince several times at the unsophisticated style and lack of literary sty I had to read this book for an African American novel class We finished reading classics by James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, George Schuyler, William Wells Brown, Ralph Ellison, etcthen read Flyy Girl as an example of the new sub genre of the urban novel within African American literature While it was an easy read and elicited a smile at times, it was a VERY poorly written novel that made me wince several times at the unsophisticated style and lack of literary style I would recommend this book for reluctant readers and teens whose parents don t mind sexuality in their reading material Once concept I did find interesting and am currently writing a paper on is the effect of absentee fathers on adolescent females and their conceptualization of manhood The main character, Tracy, allows the boys in her life to treat her the exact same way that her father treats her mother including allowing abuse and putting up with and unwillingness to commit When her mother finally gives her father an ultimatum, Tracy also stands up to the love of her young life who up until now has been coming and going and using her whenever he feels like it This really made me think about the fact that young black males aren t the only ones affected by the lack of structure that is becoming normal in the African American family


  2. Lilli Lilli says:

    This was a great book that prompted me to read other books by the author Unfortunately, this book was a one hit wonder compared to the author s later releases.


  3. Roy Roy says:

    This book certainly has its fair share of fans It didn t connect with me personally but many strongly disagree, so victory for Mr Tyree He must have done something right to get Flyy Girl on some of the lists I ve seen such as 15 Books Every Young Black Woman Should Read I can t say that this is a novel I ll steer my daughter towards some day But since it was recently announced that the trilogy apparently there are two follow ups will be hitting the big screen soon, word of mouth must be This book certainly has its fair share of fans It didn t connect with me personally but many strongly disagree, so victory for Mr Tyree He must have done something right to get Flyy Girl on some of the lists I ve seen such as 15 Books Every Young Black Woman Should Read I can t say that this is a novel I ll steer my daughter towards some day But since it was recently announced that the trilogy apparently there are two follow ups will be hitting the big screen soon, word of mouth must be sending quite a few girls to these books, and perhaps she ll eventually decide on her own to pick it up So be it Taste is subjective and there is no shortage of titles that have not been critics darlings but generated buzz and sold like hotcakes anyway If you see a bit of yourself in a book then the author has done his her job, and plenty have said just that about Flyy Girl I just don t happen to be one of them


  4. Taylor Taylor says:

    A BOOK EVERY TEEN SHOULD READ, ESPECIALLY AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENSI truly enjoy reading this book because it contain many important messages people seem to miss by only paying attention to certain parts of book such as being sexually active still in middle school, dating trouble makers, wearing nice expensive clothes, ect When actually the author was writing this to make a point the bad choices Tracy was making could cause her to end up like her role model,Mercedes a drug addict Tracy is simply A BOOK EVERY TEEN SHOULD READ, ESPECIALLY AFRICAN AMERICAN TEENSI truly enjoy reading this book because it contain many important messages people seem to miss by only paying attention to certain parts of book such as being sexually active still in middle school, dating trouble makers, wearing nice expensive clothes, ect When actually the author was writing this to make a point the bad choices Tracy was making could cause her to end up like her role model,Mercedes a drug addict Tracy is simply a product of her enviorment being raise in a single parent, while the father is off doing god knows what, sometimes not seeing his family for months while still married Along with her mother working, Tracy has a lot of free time on her hands, as they say idleness is the devil workshop Tracy gets into some trouble but pull through The author, being a male did an immpectable job with writer about Tracy, a teenage girl The character is very realistic, I felt I have met Tracy before The imagery of the book is very good even though I was born in 1994 and never live through the 80 s I love 80 s culture I could envision the setting as if I was actually there This book brought up alot of things in my mind, for example the adults in my family who are around the same age of Tracy in the time period the book was written are always complaining how bad my generation is This book open up my eyes, Flyy Girl was published in 1993 based in the late 70 s to 80 s and the people my age are no different from the people in the book It makes me made when adult act like they never did the stuff people my age, I am not condoning the action of sleeping around, doing drugs,ect.Even though this is my favorite book I have some issues with the book I am a honey caramel with a father from Nigeria and Creole mother but I found it very annoying the only attractive people in the book were light skin, light eyes, silky curly hair people like Tracy,Patti,Raheema,Mercedes,Beth,Bruce,Timmy,Bob,Charles, the list is endless with the expection of Victor The authors always emphaize skin tones, eyes, and some times hair Interesting dark skin people like Keith are descibe as in times of his evilnes, could look like a blue black red eyed wino or consider not good looking page 19 Another problem I had with the book was with Tracy being in love Victor Maybe because I never sexually or something is reason I don t understand Tracy and Victor had very few meaningly interaction with eachother so I don t understand why she in love him But regardless of how I feel about the book I recommend the book to anyone NOTE I have read this book two times One time during my freshman of high school and the second during my senior years which was just yesterday


  5. Nardsbaby Reader Nardsbaby Reader says:

    A Young Girl in FlightThis is a coming of age story during the 80 s baby I liked that part, and how he described the gear we use to sport Just hearing the title and thinking about the song makes me want to go hang out how we did in my day LOL Dang am I that old Tracy, the main character is as superficial as they come She enjoys a twist of her newfound freedom since her parents separate and she has gone from hating guys, to loving them She s all about fashion, and guys, nothing else seem A Young Girl in FlightThis is a coming of age story during the 80 s baby I liked that part, and how he described the gear we use to sport Just hearing the title and thinking about the song makes me want to go hang out how we did in my day LOL Dang am I that old Tracy, the main character is as superficial as they come She enjoys a twist of her newfound freedom since her parents separate and she has gone from hating guys, to loving them She s all about fashion, and guys, nothing else seems to matter It s a nice story maybe for younger girls and their moms in case you ll forgot what it was like It was very detailed and honestly that got boring to me I did like that she finally matured past being all engrossed in her looks, her gear, and her jealousy Flat backing is not how a real woman gets on ladies


  6. Sergine Sergine says:

    I was in my early teens, I believe when a schoolmate recommended this novel to me Even at that time, I was disturbingly unhappy with the style, composition and overall literary flow of this novel The main character was unrelatable and even if she were, I couldn t find her likeable or even worthy of empathy I had a rather difficult time connecting with Tyree s prose and was disappointed with his other projects as well.


  7. Bonita Bonita says:

    one can keep tired of reading about perfect shaped girls, money falls in their laps, long hair, pretty eyes, all the men boys want them it s not realistic yes this is just entertainment, but it was boring.


  8. Robins Robins says:

    This book was good I gave it 4 stars because it was another typical book about a hard headed black girl going through family troubles, having sex, picking the wrong dude and ending up with nothing Even though Im tired of hearing this same concept the book was good.


  9. Beverlee Beverlee says:

    Where to start with Flyy Girl 1 I promise this is true I m just now realizing Flyy is spelled with two Ys 2 Reading a book as a teenager compared to reading as an adult isdifferent Some thoughts stand the test of time, others not so much I remember reading Flyy Girl as a teenager, I m thinking maybe 17 or 18 years old At that age, I thought it was a dope story Not a life I wished to emulate, not a life I could personally relate to but Tracy s coming of age was entertaining and so mu Where to start with Flyy Girl 1 I promise this is true I m just now realizing Flyy is spelled with two Ys 2 Reading a book as a teenager compared to reading as an adult isdifferent Some thoughts stand the test of time, others not so much I remember reading Flyy Girl as a teenager, I m thinking maybe 17 or 18 years old At that age, I thought it was a dope story Not a life I wished to emulate, not a life I could personally relate to but Tracy s coming of age was entertaining and so muchdramatic than my life Twenty one years later I feel surprisingly the same but there are things I don t think I gave much thought to then but it s pretty obvious now For one, Flyy Girl is organized around a central character, Tracy Ellison and the many relationships that comprise her life She is daughter to Dave Patti, childhood friend to Raheema RaRa , Jantel, and Carmen, little sister mentee to Mercedes Raheema s older sister , eventual girlfriend to Cash, Timmy, Carl, Bruce, true albeit one sided love with Victor Within these relationships Tyree establishes Tracy as assertive, determined, and manipulative, qualities that are valued in a man muchthan a woman by society Raheema is presented as meek, reserved, and pure of heart a near opposite of Tracy What s problematic to me is Tracy is written as always succeeding in getting what and who she wants excepting Victor and Raheema is written as yearning to be like other teenagers but lacking social skills due in part to her introverted nature and her abusive father s control freak personality None of the characters presented have what s considered a healthy family structure for Tracy s parents are separated for several years and have a love hate relationship and they sort of co parent Tracy Jason Raheema s parents have marriage based on fear and control with Keith being physically and emotionally abusive to Beth and his daughters Something to keep in mind is every action, positive negative, has consequences From 13 to 16, Tracy leads a wannabe grown lifestyle Some would call her fast I personally don t like that label for a number of reasons, namely it s a double standard attached to it Her moment of clarity comes after the end of a violent controlling relationship with Cash Timmy Another thing to remember no one is perfect and growth is a process that isn t always linear I think the strength of Flyy Girl lies in the details Tyree does a great job detailing mid to late 1980s fashion and the personalities of the characters This strength gets to be a little tiresome when Tyree focuses on minor characters such as Bruce and not fully develop Raheema What makes Flyy Girl a classic is that despite Tracy s flaws and quirks, this reader wants her to succeed..and get it together as well as Raheema Things to read with understanding privilege concept that dominates the book, gender roles expectations that should not be typical but sadly still exist I haven t read the succeeding books in this series yet but the edition I read had an excerpt from For the Love of Money and it seems like a possibility


  10. Rena Rena says:

    3.5 starsI ve thought about re readingFlyy Girlover the years, just to see if it still holds up It does in some respects, because it tells the truth about what many young black women experience in love and relationships, no matter their upbringing back then we only wanted to be cool and accepted by boys and yearned for excitement I accept Flyy Girl for what it is was , but reading it now, I feel like I m glad to be past this age.