The world of 16-year-old Niara Saunders just reached maximum overload. If one more family secret revealed itself, she just might scream. How much reality could one girl take? She wasn't starring in her own teen documentary where drama guaranteed high ratings and unlimited Access Hollywood exposure.
This was her life and it had been very ordinary until recently-- bad things just didn’t happen to her. She listened to her elders. She avoided the catastrophes of peer-pressure. And, the only boy she’d ever kissed had been in her first grade class.
Niara planned to continue living that life, but then things changed...
NIARA, is a coming of age story set in the inner city of Philadelphia. It is a young adult novel written in a playful manner. It is a must read for teenage girls and boys.
"I have tested the book on some 14- and 15-year old girls, and they couldn't put it down." -- Elizabeth Griffin Gore, The Philadelphia Tribune, September 5, 1997
DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES
Major publishing houses are taking note--and picking up some local writers. -- Elizabeth Griffin Gore, The Philadelphia Daily New, October 12, 2000
Niara is a coming of age story targeting young women. It is a book written for young girls encouraging abstinence... -- Elizabeth Griffin Gore, WPVI Visions, March 30, 2002