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    Cecily Michelle(Author)

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Fifteen-year-old Shanté Saunders suffers greatly from low self-esteem. She hates her hair, she despises her dark skin, and both the absence of her father and negligence of her mother make her believe that she's worthless. Shanté needs to feel like she is beautiful—like she is valuable. She’s searching for acceptance. After moving back to her hometown of Newark, New Jersey, Shanté becomes intrigued by a group of perilous girls who seem to live a pain-free, glamorous life. So Shanté makes befriending them her number one objective. Despite warnings from her childhood friends, Jasmine and Aziza, Shanté is set on penetrating their circle. And once she does, she gradually begins to lose herself. After an unexpected tragedy shatters her sanity, Shanté slips even deeper into a pool of destruction until she experiences a betrayal that forces her to realize that her quest for validation had all been in vain. This is a tale of the affects that society’s pressures has on a young girl’s self-image, self-esteem, and life decisions, all while giving readers a dose of the everyday struggles and social issues plaguing inner city youth. Because, truth is, all everyone wants is to be accepted.

A Newark, New Jersey native, Cecily Michelle has been expressing her creativity through pens and pads since she was a child. During her junior year in college, she embarked on a career as a professional writer, breaking in as a journalist at Over time, she extended her magic to brands such as Ebony, Madame Noire, Mommy Noire and For Harriet. With a knack for entertainment and a passion for celebrating and uplifting both Black culture and the African diaspora, the seasoned pencil pusher launched her very own blog,, in 2015. But there was something bigger bubbling that she had been anxious to blow. Her first novel. Having completed the urban masterpiece in 2010, Cecily knew that her first novel's release was long overdue. So on January 23, 2017, for her 27th birthday, Ms. Michelle unleashed her debut novel, "Accepted," on Also a naturalista engulfed in the splendor of holistic health and beauty, the young entrepreneur is the founder of her own line of natural health, hair and skin products called CM's Naturals ( --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 197 pages
  • Cecily Michelle(Author)
  • CM Publishing (January 23, 2017)
  • English
  • 9
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Guest on May 8, 2017

    Great read! Definitely looking forward to more literary works from you Cecily! Recommended to all those who like urban fiction that can touch real life issues of those who are born and raised in a unique and sometimes misunderstood city like the Bricks...

  • By Monique J. on January 25, 2017

    Beautifully written, captivating and vivid! Entertaining and enlightening! Great read!

  • By shante on February 12, 2017

    So proud of you keep Shining 🙌🏻😘

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