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Step To This: So For Real Series (So for Real Novels)

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    Nikki Carter(Author)

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Fifteen-year-old Gia Stokes knows exactly what she needs to make her life fantabulous:

   • Get her mother Gwendolyn to let her relax her hair

   • Find a boy to ask her out

   • Get on the Hi-Steppers dance squad

Gia doesn't have the hair or the clothes, but she's got the moves and the attitude to make her sophomore year at Longfellow High unforgettable. But not everyone agrees, so Gia decides it's time for a makeover. With her stylish new look, she scores a date with hottie football player, Romeo, snags a spot on the Hi-Steppers dance squad, and makes a ton of new friends. Gia's on top of the world?until things go horribly wrong. Now Gia feels like all she has left is her mom and her faith. That's not going to stop Gia, she's just got to convince the Hi-Steppers and everyone else at school, to follow her lead and step to her beat.

"Step to This is hot, it's new, it's now. . .with characters that leap from the pages, it's absolutely a must-read." --Monica McKayhan, Essence bestselling author of Indigo Summer

"Filled with smart and witty characters, Step to This is a fun, fast-paced read teens will love." --Ni-Ni Simone, author of A Girl Like Me

"Nikki Carter steps up and delivers a home run with her debut novel, Step to This. It's a real winner." --Chandra Sparks Taylor, author of Spin It Like That and The Pledge

"Nikki Carter is a fresh, new voice in teen fiction! Step to This has it all--drama, humor, and a lesson that everyone can learn from. Full of fun-loving, unforgettable characters that readers will love, Nikki has written a page-turner that will leave the reader wanting more!" --ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Good Girlz series

"Gia Stokes might be a Hi-Stepper, but this teen role model has both feet on the ground as she meets life's challenges with style and grace. Kudos to Nikki Carter for a great start in this fun and relevant teen series!" --Melody Carlson, author of The Carter House Girls, Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors and The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor series

"Step to This is a wonderful, witty tale that is full of laugh-out-loud moments and great lessons." --Victoria Christopher Murray, National bestselling author of The Divine Divas series

"Fun, honest, and so for real . . . I loved Gia and cheered for her as she struggled to find where she fits with friends, family, and faith. Debut author Nikki Carter is now on my must-read list!" --Shelley Adina, author of the All About Us series

"Step to This has alluring characters, wonderful scenes, and a fascinating premise. Nikki Carter has a real talent for writing stories that deal with real issues, but are gripping to read by teens and adults alike." --Jacquelin Thomas, author of The Divine Series

Nikki Carter has been a book-lover since she was in elementary school. Her favorite stories are fun, fresh, and full of drama. When she's not writing, Nikki enjoys reading, shopping, and hanging out by the pool. Nikki lives and loves in Dallas, Texas.

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Book details

  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Nikki Carter(Author)
  • Kensington -Teen/Dafina (March 1, 2009)
  • English
  • 5
  • Teen & Young Adult

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  • By Pure Onyx on May 20, 2015

    Great read for young adults! I purchased this series for my grandaughter who are 12 and 15 but wanted to make sure the content was appropriate. I began to read the first book and ended up reading all four! The authour has done an excellent job incorporating lessons learned and keeping the young reader interested by talking their language and throwing in hilarious thoughts and events. Well done Nikki Carter!

  • By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on April 20, 2009

    STEP TO THIS by Nikki Carter tells the story of Gia, a girl who felt like an outcast at her high school. Her mother, Gwen, was single and couldn't afford for Gia to get her hair done, so she wore it natural in puffy ponytails. She certainly didn't have the clothes that other girls had and she wore Tweety Bird T-shirts frequently. Her cousin, Hope, who was the preacher's daughter and had everything, was ashamed of Gia and treated her rather badly. Gia decided to try out for the Hi-Steppers, a group that performed during half-time at football games. She certainly had better moves than Hope but Hope made the A team while Gia made the B team - which meant she got to sit on the bench during games. Valerie, the leader of the Hi-Steppers informed her it was not because of her moves, but because of her look. Valerie attempted to upgrade Gia's look, much to the disgust of Gwen, who was very religious and very strict on Gia. She didn't want her daughter to turn out like she had, a single mother, struggling to make it.Gia, at 16, was tired of all her restrictions and with Valerie's help, changes her look and attracts the handsome football quarterback, Romeo. Will this relationship work out? Is Gia sophisticated enough to actually handle Romeo? Meanwhile, Valerie has hooked up with Gia's best friend, Ricky. Gia and Ricky have been close since kindergarten and he is the only boy that Gwen will tolerate.Nikki Carter wrote an interesting novel about teenage love, angst and friendship. Gia was so well-developed, it was possible to feel her every emotion. I felt sympathy for her as I struggled with her pain. She was a most believable teenager. It was a good book and the tension kept those pages turning.Reviewed by Alice Holmanof The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

  • By Urban Reviews on May 7, 2009

    Gia Stokes is in her second year of high school and is already looking forward to the possibilities the year will bring. She's set her sights on being apart of the Hi-Steppers, a dance squad. While she definitely has all of the right moves, Gia's exclusive style may be a little too different for the A squad. While riding the bench, Gia gives in to a make over with the hopes of finally fitting in. Packed away is her uniqueness and soon she becomes a different person. A clone, she's betrayed her best friend, lied to her mom and is catty with her cousin/best friend. It's not long before she learns that while she may have made some minor adjustments everyone isn't who they appear to be. Is Gia ready for change?Step To This is a fun, fast read by Nikki Carter. Carter has written a story about a remarkable young lady who is faced with choices. I love that the character is an average teen who marches to her own beat and has issues, yet doesn't mind sticking up for herself. I also enjoy that the book is a Christian teen book that is not preachy and adds to the story providing readers with authentic characters and situations. Step To This is definitely a paperback worthy of a recommendation for all.

  • By Miss Domino on October 17, 2010

    "Step to This" is the first book in the So For Real series by Nikki Carter. This book is the `softer side' of Street Literature for Middle and High School Students.Gia is a high spirited, Tweety t-shirt wearing, high-school sophomore. She's not in the in-crowd but popular within her own circle of friends. When her friend Ricky persuades her to try out for the High-Steppers dance team and wins a spot on the squad, her social life changes. She receives a style and hair makeover from one of the most popular girls in the school. Gia also receives adoration from her peers she has never received and enjoys it. Though Gia loves her new image and status at school, she clashes with her religious mother and uncle who is also the pastor of her church.After attracting the attention of the schools' star football player, she feels that she has been elevated to the `elite' status in her school. To get out of the house to meet Romeo for their first date, Gia lies to her mother which goes against her mother's rules. During the date, Romeo tries to persuade Gia to have sex with him. When Gia refuses, Romeo becomes angry and leaves her stranded without a ride home forcing her to call her mother and her Deacon boyfriend to pick her up.What I really liked about `Step to This' is the energy and humor of the characters. The other thing I liked about this book is the accurate description of what teens will do and say to fit in. Carter has captured the `voice' of teens in `Step to This' and this book is one that should not be missed.

  • By ChristianFictionReader on April 17, 2009

    Okay - so I'm showing my age. Teens don't say "da bomb" anymore. Sure didn't see it in the book, but what I did see deserves 5 stars for sure. Nikki Carter offers a great read for teens. I don't read YA fiction often, but I couldn't put this book down. Great characterization, strong story and some great life lessons. Don't hesitate to get this for your teens.

  • By Makeda Peterson w/Phenomenal Women Book Club on November 10, 2009

    I'm writing this review on behalf of my 13 year old daughter, she doesn't like reading but after getting punished during summer was looking for a few good books as entertainment. She found that and more in Nikki Carters "Step To This" from the So For Real Series. She was laughing and talking to me constantly about the characters. She finished this book in 1 1/2 day. She talked about them so much my niece wanted to know what she was talking about, we ended up giving her the first two books as well. It is also comforting as a parent to know that my child is getting age appropiate entertainment with a message.

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