Change For A Twenty

Change For A Twenty

by Shamontiel L. Vaughn


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Growing up is hard enough, but when five friends argue, cry, laugh, pledge, fight, and hang together on an HBCU campus, a bond is formed. Seleste is a college junior studying criminal justice, denying her feelings for Memo, and facing the pressure of being a virgin when temptation surrounds her. Her best friend, Cara, is a college junior who lives in the dorms and has a friend with benefits, Arnez, who is more concerned with pledging with Jermaine than Arnez is with Cara. Jermaine is caught between the two because Cara is his ex-girlfriend and Arnez is in his ship. Arnez's friend, Memo, is a troubled senior from New York who came to Chicago to escape his father's past as a crooked cop. Change for a Twenty is a fiction novel set in Chicago about five college friends, two nemeses, and the path to adulthood.

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ISBN-13: 9781411694927
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Change For A Twenty 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Did you ever read a book where you want to skip over details? This is not one of them. The story grabbed my attention and held it till the end. All the characters remind me of someone I know and I see myself in there as well. I could relate to the ups and downs as the tale progressed and hated for the story to end. I felt like I was saying goodbye to new friends. I could visualize the story as a movie that I would love to watch, although it ended a little sad, but hopeful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book club that I am apart of decided to pick ¿Change for a Twenty¿ up....for our July monthly read. I must say¿¿¿I was truly impressed! The book definitely took me back to my college days¿and was definitely something I could relate to personally! I found myself sucked into the plot of the story and its characters. I laughed, I almost cried (I said almost), I smiled, I frowned, I got angry, and all of the above with this book. The characters definitely struck some emotions while reading¿¿¿.I found myself talking to the book most of the time as if I was watching a movie or something. Overall, I think that ¿Change for a Twenty¿ is a good read and truly recommend picking it up¿.it doesn¿t target one specific age range or a group of people¿.¿.but is suitable for the whole family to read. ¿Change for a Twenty¿ definitely leaves you wanting more! Please go get your copy today¿..believe me¿¿¿¿¿. you don¿t want to miss this! *10 Thumbs UP!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was quite entertaining and easy to read. I REALLY liked how the author described all of the characters (oftentimes the descriptors were very poetic, allowing the reader to conjure up vivid images). I enjoyed the fact that the book is set in Chicago. I could personally identify with all of the areas that were included. Seleste was a very sharp young lady who had her head on straight. The book's dialog was witty and amusing. Memo's family drama added an interesting element to the story and made the reader think about familial impact (especially on Memo's little brother). The author is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading a future book of hers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It took me back to my college days! it only took me two days to read it!! it was a definite page turner. I'll recommend this book to everyone i know. Thanks for the good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The two main characters, Seleste and Memo(Travis) come across as two people that have goals set, and they are not going to let no one drive them off course. Both of them have very serious trust issues and you know why Memo does but it is never explained why Seleste does. This book is writen so well that you don't miss it. If I had to pick just one thing to write about this book it would be how Seleste's morals is not the main subject but it is. In society these days being moral is looked down upon and Seleste brings a new light to the subject. She is not your normal college aged student in that sense. Seleste comes across to me as a beautiful young woman who wants to be in a relationship but that is not her main focus in life and she is not willing to settle. She has a best friend(Cara)that she sees going thru so much drama and guys are in the middle of it all. Now Memo on the other hand has had his fair share of drama. His father, the football team, his brother, his mother, school and his ex Cherese. Thru all this you see him growing up into a man and he has the same attitude about settling. Both of the main charates do some unpredictable things and that is what makes this book a excelent read. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. This book should be in some classrooms being discussed and reviewed with our youth. Especially with the girls. Both characters have something to offer as a positve role model for both sexes. These are not the only characters in the book and they all bring something to the table to discuss with your kids or friends. This is a Monday water cooler moment book. If you are reading this and have not read this book you are in for an unpredictable, roller coaster ride that doesn't disappoint. One day this is going to be a movie. EXCELLENT JOB, MONTI!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to give this book 'two thumbs down.' To me, it was a very mechanical read. Two phrases come to mind. 'Mindlessly manufactured' and tediously artificial.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Change for a Twenty is a seriously funny, real-life kind of novel that takes it's readers on a journey through it's character's lives. The characters are memorable and lovable, just like your own friends from college. This novel introduces young adults into the college life through experiences of college parties, fraternities and pledging, college assignments, and most of all: relationships, sex, and emotion. Change for a Twenty is highly recommended to the students who want some insight on college life, and to the adults who want to reminise of the times they've had in college. I Loved It!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Six young people and their experiences in a Black college. One of the main characters is a female virgin in her early twenties (an admirable and refreshing rarity). This book is worth it for Seleste alone! She is a strong black woman with morals and standards she must struggle to keep in the face of incredible peer pressure. This book is perfect for it's intended audience of young African American college students. It speaks to them in their own language with respect and without talking down to them. Seleste is not the only character who does not fall into the stereotypical box that so many Americans have placed them in. Life got in my way and it took me a long time to get around to reading this book. For that I am sorry! I denied myself a good book for too long.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book,Change For A twenty, is a great eye opener for young readers. It gives the the young reader a view of day to day life of a college student.It holds you and makes you want to know these people on a personal level. I can't wait for the follow up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books written about college life and I actually enjoy the genre. But, this book about 6 freinds was too contrived and unrealistic. I could not wade through the entire book. I tried, but gave up, like the author should have.