Who am I without him

By : Sharon G. Flake

Author information

    Sharon G. Flake is an American writer of young adult literature. She has lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her daughter for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in English.Wikipedia


    Born: December 24, 1955 (age 59), Philadelphia, PA

    Awards: John Steptoe New Talent Award

    Education: Simon Gratz High School, University of Pittsburgh

    Nominations: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Youth / Teens, Coretta Scott King Award for Authors



Publication Date :

April 16 , 2004

Genre :

Realistic fiction , Short stories .

Setting :

A small town .

Protagonist ,& Antagonist

At first, readers will enter the first few stories of this collection mad at the characters. Why did she put up with him? No, she didn't just do that! Soon it becomes clear that this is the point. Everyone makes mistakes in the dating game and must find the self-confidence and respect for themselves to become involved in the right relationship. WHO AM I WITHOUT HIM? offers a virtual look at relationships from many points of view, including a father, a boy with a roving eye, and many interesting girls .

Main conflict ( strongest story )

One of the strongest stories in this collection is the last, a letter from an absentee father to his beautiful fifteen-year-old daughter. He tells her that she has to stand up for herself and advises her on how to do it. He writes that finding a passion and work that she loves are too important to become distracted with bad relationships.