Tip Harris, better known as Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling hip-hop artist and actor T.I., is at the top of his game. Now he displays yet another side of his remarkable talents with Power & Beauty, a love story of life on the streets. Set in the dangerous shadows of Atlanta, Georgia, Power & Beauty is a dark, gritty story of sex, violence, hustling, and redemption centered around Paul “Power” Clay and Tanya “Beauty” Long—two kids facing long odds and lethal temptations, yet whose miraculous, unbreakable bond ultimately becomes their salvation. A love story, a crime story, a survival story, Power & Beauty bristles with an electrifying authenticity born of Tip “T.I.” Harris’s hard life on the streets. This is exhilarating, brutally honest, page-turning urban African-American fiction at its very best.
In this entertaining debut novel from Grammy Award-winning rapper, producer, and actor, T.I., the lives of 16-year-olds Paul Power Clay and Tanya Beauty Long are torn asunder after the sudden death of Power's mother, Charlotte. Power chooses to follow guardian Charles Slim Simmons s guidance and learn Atlanta s street ways, while Beauty, wary of Slim s hustling, leaves to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. The two ambitious, determined leads must suppress their mutual attraction while they pursue separate paths. Five years in different cities, sustained by mutual love and a hope that their paths will cross again, teach them important lessons of strength and survival. Though the prose is honest and reliable, if lackluster, and the narrative occasionally sags under long-winded, preachy monologues, the characters remain consistent. Despite time apart, the two realize that their fates are undeniably intertwined. Danger will eventually bring them together, but whether they can save each other is left unanswered until the next book. Agent: Vigliano Associates
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A great easy read
I loved the book, I even like the cliff hanger at the end I just hope he doesn't take to long writing the second part. Great job.
This book is dope!!
This book was amazing. I also enjoyed the icing on top ain't always sweet! Both are my favs