How do I actually read the books? Explain your question more so that I may try to submit an accurate answer. Are you asking about this book in particular or all books in general? See all 5 questions about A Deeper Love Inside…. Lists with This Book. Feb 21, Taina Lynn rated it really liked it. Let me start off my review by saying that I love Sistah Souljah. I will be a fan forever, and I really enjoyed this book. I'm not even going to address the negative reviews that were given purely because this is a novel loosely based on The coldest winter ever.
People need to stop trying to make it something that it's not and enjoy it for what it is; A great piece of fiction. The only thing that did kind of annoy me was how extremely fictional it was. There is no way a 10 year old child who had Let me start off my review by saying that I love Sistah Souljah. There is no way a 10 year old child who had been so sheltered, and controlled as Porche had been would and could think the way she did. It was very obvious through the majority of the book that it was all coming from the voice of an adult mind, and wouldn't really have happened to a child.
But I read fiction because I love unique stories, that are told in a way that is far from the norm, and this story is definitely that! If you love Urban fiction you will love this! View all 7 comments. Feb 06, Kadea rated it really liked it. Ugh, how can I describe this juicy piece of trash? I hated to love it. It's a very entertaining, completely unrealistic story, riddled with holes, poor grammar and page-turning juice. It is frustratingly bad but dizzyingly entertaining.
Sister Souljah is a terrible author, but I couldn't put this book down. A wonderful, terrible read. View all 13 comments. Bouncing from foster home to foster home and following an unfortunate incident, Porsche lands in juvenile prison where she learns the rules of survival the hard way. After linking up with a fellow detainee named Riot and becoming a member of her gang, the Diamond Needles, Porsche winds up on an Indian reservation with Riot and they are taught important lessons that will last a lifetime. Porsche's initial goals are simple—return to her Long Island mansion and reclaim the lavish lifestyle her family once lived.
However, with all of her newfound insight she is still not fully prepared for the fight ahead of her when she is hit with the harsh reality of her mother's new existence; the fate of her sisters, Winter, Lexus and Mercedes; and the realization that life as she knew it will never be the same.
I was all-engrossed in what would become of a little girl lost in the system without a real family unit. As is her signature, Sister Souljah showcases strong-willed and determined females against the backdrop of intelligent, nurturing and successful male figures. Souljah has a way with words as she weaves this emotional story of struggle, growth and true love. Mar 08, Ebony rated it did not like it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. These kiddie ventures seem so wrong. Why not write about grown folk? I always wonder exactly for whom Souljah is writing. The Coldest Winter Ever was a page-turner from the very first page. We loved Winter because she was so real, her clothes, her shoes, her desires, her failings, she was a real down ass bitch, but these other characters are fantasy people. Everything that happened to Winter could have plausibly happened.
Um, not true with Porsche. Write the plot readers want to read not every rambling that comes to mind.
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Her writing style is off. So much of this book conceptually and structurally disconcerting. And then Sister Souljah ruins all of her books by being Sister Souljah. A previously independent woman gives up her whole life to be totally dependent on a man, have his babies and follow him around. She undoes all of the female heroine's achievements. There is a half page about the benefits of patriarchy. I mean, an author can write what she likes but damn.
Souljah is the only woman I read who seems to have such an intense dislike for women. This is her marketing machine. Expect books about the twins, Riot, Ricky Santiaga Jr.
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She never heals herself. The stories are laborious. Souljah can miss me next time. I am missing opportunities to read higher quality stuff. View all 4 comments. Mar 22, Malachi Kidd rated it did not like it. I had really high hopes for this book, even though the two midnight sequels were among the most boring books i'd ever read I thought Sister soulja would pull it out the bag on this one.
I was ultimately disappointed. The story is OK at best and quite difficult to believe at times the things Porsche manages to do at such a young age I found difficult to believe. But what ultimately disappointed me was that this wasn't really a sequel, although the big characters are mentioned from The coldest Win I had really high hopes for this book, even though the two midnight sequels were among the most boring books i'd ever read I thought Sister soulja would pull it out the bag on this one.
But what ultimately disappointed me was that this wasn't really a sequel, although the big characters are mentioned from The coldest Winter, they never come to fruition. I understand Souljah's frustrations, she makes clear in the after story and character descriptions of the Coldest Winter that she doesn't like Winter, claiming she got everything she deserved by making several bad decisions, however as the audience we loved and enjoyed that feisty young girl's spirit.
It's almost as if she's spent every other book trying to undo The Coldest Winter. The end of this book turns into a fairy tale as well there's no huge climax, it never explodes into life. Don't waste your money. View all 3 comments. Jan 30, Ashley Mcguffries rated it it was ok. Some parts had me crying and some had me mad. However, overall, I was very happy that Porsche overcame all the obstacles in her young life to become someone better.
I was upset that her parents did focus more on Winter when they had three other children. Winter was herself as usual. Initially, I thought she was a someone that followed Porsche around. However, it comes to light that she is somewhat of an alter ego. View all 8 comments. Jan 15, Danita Brown rated it it was amazing.
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U just have 2 read it cause I have no words. It was just that good. Apr 14, Robin Harris rated it liked it. I really liked the book up until Chapter I felt like Porsha was entirely too young for all that she went through and the way in which it was handled. I liked that she was smart and savvy, but her character seemed like an older teenager and not a 10 year old.
I had to keep reminding myself that she was 10! I wish that they would have dealt with the Siri issue more. Let's face it, Porsha really suffered from a mental illness schizophrenia and it was never dealt with Siri was not Porsha's 'alter ego' Also, the book seemed too desperate to have a love story with a Cinderella ending. She was engaged at 14'ish, married at 16'ish, with a baby at 17 and one on the way. I feel that making Elisha a famous director, musician, etc at 17 was a bit much.
I could not put the book down until then, and after chapter 47, I couldn't wait for it to be over! Winter's scene did not even have to be in the book at all! I'd rather Porsha went to see her father instead, being that in the book, she always wanted to reunite with him.
Feb 23, OOSA rated it liked it. Deep Book Light on Reality I believed that Superman could fly and possessed superhuman abilities because the writer explained that he was from the planet Krypton. I believed the amazing Spiderman had powers because the writer explained he was bitten by a radioactive spider. Each of these characters has super, amazing or incredible powers.
And we believe them because their writers supported these cla Deep Book Light on Reality I believed that Superman could fly and possessed superhuman abilities because the writer explained that he was from the planet Krypton. And we believe them because their writers supported these claims with a backstory. The Porsche Santiaga Story.
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Porsches was a super ten-year-old, an amazing eleven-year-old, and an incredible twelve-year-old. Unfortunately, of course there are children beyond their ages mentally because of life and their experiences, but this was just too unrealistic. There were gaps in the story as well. Certain parts were detailed in great length, sometimes painstakingly. Then other parts, years even, were simply glossed over, a mere memory Porsche reflect on.
Yet these memories were vital to the story. I often wondered where that person was. But often the words are lyrical, beautiful and touching. Many will dislike this book because it is not the sequel expected. Those looking for a sequel that picks up where TCWE left off will be disappointed.
Those looking for a probable story, whether about an innocent child or a grown woman, will be disappointed. Those looking to play catch-up with Midnight, Winter and other characters from its predecessor will be disappointed. Those looking for something with the flavor of TCWE will be disappointed.
Others will applaud Sister Souljah for her prose, her growth, her strength, her integrity and her depth of character. Those looking for a thought-provoking book will not be disappointed. Those looking for an emotional journey will not be disappointed. I fall somewhere in the middle. No one can ever say that Sister Souljah does not deliver powerful and thought-provoking books.
With this book she touched on the juvenile justice system, having a healthy mind and body, mental health, materialism, decisions, the need for love inside, and forgiveness. Jewels were dropped, points were made, messages delivered, but at the expense of her readers and the expense of a child, which is simply too incredible to believe. Had this story been told through the eyes of a grown woman looking back with the advantage of time, wisdom, maturity and experience, it could have worked. Had Sister Souljah gone down a path she introduced for a brief moment as an option, this would have been a fantastic read.
View all 6 comments. Feb 01, Andre rated it liked it. In terms of Souljah's audience, the term "sequel" seems misleading. In the strictest definition of sequel, Deeper Love Inside qualifies. Should the publisher have considered this? Obviously there are marketing benefits to billing it as a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever, but a careful examination of the title clearly reveals the novel's content. So, if you come to this book looking for the continued saga of Winter, you won't find it in these pages. What you will get is the coming of age story of In terms of Souljah's audience, the term "sequel" seems misleading.
What you will get is the coming of age story of Porsche Santiaga. The book follows her from 8 to 16, from juvenile to moneyed and beautiful wife.
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Souljah seems to draw these youngsters as super-exceptional. This has become a staple of Souljah's writing, which of course stretches her credibleness. But, what if this is intentional, what if she wants Black youth to see the potential in themselves, and therefore writes such characters with incredible strength at young ages.
It is difficult to wrap your head around some of Porsche's exploits, even as you accept her as awesome and incredible, you are frequently doubting the possibility of it all.
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An alter-ego of sorts. Many will find this either clever or a distraction, place me in the latter category. In fact, I find this to be the major flaw of the novel, because a lot of Siri is written as she is actually there with Porsche through her many trials. Simply ridiculous, and I think younger and careless readers will be confused. The second half of the book has Porsche back in her old Brooklyn neighborhood, after a crazy escape from juvenile jail essentially pulled off by children, trying to find and then save her mother. Porsche hustles her way through the days, all the while maintaining her improbable strength and beauty.
She meets Elisha, another of Souljah's exceptional characters. This young man has it going on, and by 17, he has written and directed a movie that becomes a national smash. They get married and finally Winter, through Porsche's visit to prison, surfaces in the novel. Also Midnight makes an appearance, and he seems to be doing quite well, having adopted the twins, Porsche's younger sisters. I really appreciate the way Souljah draws her Black male characters. Often black men don't fare well in the hands of Black female authors, and some of these authors are routinely celebrated.
The fact that Souljah consciously commits to create strong black youth is extremely admirable. It is refreshing to see and much appreciated. The prose was plain and that's to be expected because the narrative voice was very youthful. I only went 3 stars because of the young adult feel of the novel and the annoying voice of Siri, kept me from pushing it to 4.
Apr 11, Shida rated it it was ok. Why that is I'm not even sure of myself considering that the Midnight sequels were so bad. I was able to look past what is clearly the AUTHOR'S obsession with fame and fortune projected onto her characters in Winter's story because it was so raw and real that I had no choice but to take the good with the bad- but this?
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The unrealistic voice of a barely educated 10 year old girl who says she doesn't understand "big words" but tells her story as if she's already won a Pulitzer? The unrealistic and over glorified materialism? I wanted to give this book 3 stars- I really did, because, you know, I'm down with the Santiaga's and and The Coldest Winter Ever was a show stopper Jan 10, Shanae rated it really liked it.
At this point, I'm starting to second guess my position as a reader and critic. I'm baffled by Sister Souljah's writing. I see her transition as an individual in her books and I appreciate her growth, really. However her transformation should have not been so obvious in the life of Porsche L. I was most certain that Porsche's life was going to be much more similar to Winter's.
Of cours At this point, I'm starting to second guess my position as a reader and critic. Of course, CWE was a cautionary tale, so ideally Porsche would not follow Winter's path, but at the end of the novel, I got the impression that she wanted to be the girlfriend or wife of a baller and be well taken care of - like her mother and sister. The change is not for the worst, but there is no connection between Winter and Porsche and this "sequel" does not pick up where CWE left off. That said, I found the novel relatively intriguing and I am very glad that I read it. This was a gentler introduction into alternative lifestyles among Blacks in America compared to Midnight , Americans I've never met, but apparently exist, according to Sister Souljah.
I agree with other reviewers who found the character Siri a complete waste of time. I appreciated her value in Porsche's life when she was a young girl, alone. I wanted to save Porsche and I appreciate Sister Souljah for evoking such emotion from me - I never feel that way. For a single solitary moment of absolute literary bliss, I imagined that Sister Souljah had taken her writing to a whole new level and was going to tell us that Porsche was a psychopath or really schizo!
Oh, it would have been great. But, it fell flat, it was Sister Souljah's opportunity to further trash government not that I disagree with her thoughts haha! Imagine my frustration when I realized that Sister Souljah did it to me again - she conned me. She made me think she was actually writing a sequel, just like she did with the story of Midnight , which I still think was a poorly written, unnecessary literary attack on non-Muslim is that a word? Someone really really really has to teach Sister Souljah the meaning of the word sequel. A sequel is not a new story that expands on the life of one of the characters from another literary work, but a continuation of the life of the main character of a single collection of literary works.
Or maybe she's just using the term sequel to mean the continuation of a theme from literary work to literary work. But what can I say? I'd be surprised if CWE was not her greatest money maker, so she's decided to milk this cash cow. And I'm so proud of her for writing this heartbreaking tale. Porsche's story is so common.
So many young girls are lost because their parents could not, did not, or would not protect them. There is a whole world of "Riots" out there being taught to think for themselves in a world that requires them to be sheep. There are millions of "Elishas" being told they better know how to spit a quick 16 or be nice with their hands on the court if they ever expected to get out of the 'hood but dream in color and in rhyme - expecting more for themselves in a world that expects so little and demands even less from them.
How can young people cope with that? Who are they supposed to become? The story is not completely coherent and some things are missing. Who knew that Porsche wanted to be a wife? Yeah, she enjoyed dancing, but professionally? Her trips to Germany? She became an international dancing superstar a la Josephine Baker? Readers don't get to share those moments with Porsche.
I'd love for Sister Souljah to tell us why. Additionally, at times the book can be quite confusing, especially toward the end where Sister Souljah takes on this flashback thing, but she writes the story of Porsche L. Santiaga so compassionately and handles the this young woman's fears so gently that I don't want the novel to end until it's time for it to end, if you know what I mean. I recommend A Deeper Love Inside and hope that you finish the work seeking to continue reading other novels about the status of Blacks in America and other minority groups.
I have to re-read this book for Sister Souljah's compelling socio-political critique - I know it is here, she would not write a novel without it and I appreciate her for standing strong in her religious and moral values and not being afraid to put those thoughts on paper for America to explore. Jan 31, Antonica rated it it was amazing. Get book club recommendations, access to more 1, reading group guides, author updates, and more! Learn a language anytime, anywhere in just 30 minutes a day with Pimsleur. Get your free lesson today!
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Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart. Porsche—unique, young, and beautiful—cries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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I read "The Coldest Winter Ever" many moons ago, but I re-read it before reading this book to refresh my mind, but mainly just to see if there was continuity. And of course Sister Souljah did not disappoint. When I read Coldest Winter, it's obviously Winter's story so her little sister Porsche is an after thought for the reader. You get so wrapped up in Winter's story that you forget to think about what happened with Porsche.
Sister Souljah has written a story that ties in perfect with the Coldest Winter, but also stands on its own. The juxtaposition of the two sisters is great. It's funny how the two Santiaga sisters reacted differently to fall of their father's empire.