I read the Coldest Winter Ever and didn't find it as profound as a lot of people make it out to be. It is an interesting read and Souljah makes some good points that promote interesting discussion, but before I read the book it was presented to me like: "Gurl, you have to read this. This is the best book I ever read. This book is deep. I think it should be required reading for all young Black women." Maybe it's just that I heard too much of the hype before actually reading the book and that tainted it for me? Whatever the case, personally, the book was a page turner, but not "deep". One thing that bothers me about the book: I am a teacher and a lot of these young girls read the book and they totally miss the point. They identify with Winter and don't get the message that the book so blatantly puts out there. It's almost baffling.
I was surprised to see people not knowing who she was. Y'all aren't up on your hip hop history I first remember Souljah when she was down with Public Enemy back in the day. How many of my ole heads out there remember that song "Slavery is Back in Effect" I think I like her better as a hip hop activist than a novelist.