Alessia Dionisi Dionisi itibaren Syrotyne, Luhans'ka oblast, Ukrayna
Overrated that’s what I first thought when I finished reading the Coldest Winter Ever by sister souljah. I thought the book was a let down for all the people thinking they are going to read the greatest novel in urban literature. I could not stand the naive ness of the character’s Winter, Ricky Santiaga and her mother. I believe she made it seem like all black people from the hood didn’t know any better. It was a stupid idea for her to add her own self in the story. Sister Souljah was mentioned through out the whole book. Lastly, the only thing I liked about the book was the character midnight. He was the only smart one that made me want the story to be more about him. “ That’s the shit that makes me want to kick my own as for letting this happen.” Winter’s father Ricky did not look out for his family when stuff got rough. His mistress on the side was living lavishly while his daughter was running wild, his other kids in foster care and his wife-smoking crack. Any man in there right mind would make sure home is taking care of first. He didn’t prepare the mom for a downfall, as if he thought it would never happen. Winter gave African American women a bad name. she thought she could just get by in life with her looks and sexual appeal. She didn’t attend school she made school a last priority and only attended to show off a new outfit. The mother who should have been the backbone of the family let everything fall apart just because her husband wasn’t in the picture anymore. “ So what else did souljah say?” Through out the long dragging book Sister Souljah decided to add her own self into the story, that just upset me even more. She made her and midnight has a relationship, which I thought was stupid. Then she seemed very judgmental and wanted everything to go her way. She wanted to be this spoke person for women maybe that’s why she made the character winter seem so naïve to make her self seem better. I really didn’t like how she made every somewhat decent man in the book wanted her but she wouldn’t give him the time of the day, that just started to irritate me. She was so afro centric that it seem as though she thought everybody from America was bad, killing off there race. “ Yo shorty-tough, two more days, that’s it. Then you’ll be back home. Try to sty cool, you know?” The way the character midnight acted made me like the story even more. I liked the way that he talked with such dominance and controlled things. He seemed like he kept to himself and kept his circle tight of close friends. He was the only one that made a change in his life. He was even man enough to take Ricky’s children adopt and take care of them. That made me like his character even more. The mystery he had with him was so intriguing that it made me want to actually get to know him. Next time sister souljah decide to write a book I think she shouldn’t make her characters so dumb founded that loses the reader and makes them not want to finish the book. She does not need to add her self in a fictional book if she wants to tell her story then she should write a biography.