Twists and turns.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Hardcover Fiction - Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article

McDONALD, Janet. Twists and turns. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. 135p. c2003. 0-374-39955-7 $16.00.


This short YA novel is jam-packed with energy as two sisters get the courage to borrow money and begin a business doing people's hair (twists and turns, creating braids) in their Brooklyn neighborhood. Keeba and Teesha are graduating from high school-they have managed to avoid drugs and pregnancy, unlike so many of their classmates-but it takes a tremendous push to get them to believe in themselves enough to start their own business. A girlfriend who has some money through her singing (Aisha from Chill Wind) lends them thousands of dollars, enough for renting space and buying equipment for a beauty salon. Instant success is not to be, however, and disaster...

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