The Manual (Urban Christian)

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By A'ndrea · ★★★★☆ · June 09, 2013
The Manual is an extremely relevant novel, reflecting the need for fathers and intact families. The main character Deidre struggles with single parenting when her 8th grade son DeAndre find himself having both academic and behavioral problems at school. It has been eight years since Deidre and De... ...more
By Joy (Buffalo, NY) · ★★★★☆ · July 02, 2010
If my son got suspended for sticking his hand up a girl's pants and I was called in front of a panel of his teachers to hear about it, I'd probably want the floor to open up and swallow me whole.

But single mom Deidre Collins handles the situation with a lot of prayer and remarkable restraint. Thi... ...more
By Tracy (Saint Petersburg, FL) · ★★★★☆ · November 11, 2011
The Manual by Sherryle Kiser Jackson is a true-to-life account of two teens, Andre and Deidre. The two are an example of opposites attract. Deidre is a goody-two-shoe and Andre a rebellious youngster who takes delight in spray painting graffiti across the city and break-dancing. Not heeding her p... ...more
By Adrienna (Milwaukee, WI) · ★★★☆☆ · June 10, 2011
This was my favorite read from all her previous works up to date. Enjoyed "The Manual" and felt like an old-fashioned, wholesome delight for the night read. ...more
By OOSA (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 07, 2010
In Negotiations


“The Manual” by Sherryle Kiser Jackson jumps right into the lives of Deidre Collins, Andre Hicks and their son De Andre Hicks. We meet Deidre and Andre as teens and can sense from the start that what the two share is undeniable. As the story progresses, we realize that there’s bee... ...more
By African Americans on the Move Book Club (San Antonio, TX) · ★★★★☆ · January 11, 2010
Sherryle Kiser Jackson hit the nail on the head with this awesome tale of family, faith and forgiveness. Two of the main characters, Deidre and Andre, met while attending the same high school. Deidre was the popular church girl, while Andre was the leader of the local break dance crew. Soon, time... ...more
By Michelle (Jonesboro, GA) · ★★★★★ · September 16, 2012
I really liked the characters in this book. I was able to relate to each of them and understand their joys and sorrows. The story is woven in a way that absorbed me into the story. Great read. ...more
By Damaris (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · January 08, 2013
I enjoyed reading. A little too long though. ...more