"The Darker Side of Me" is a captivating novel about a young African American girl and her experiences while attending a fictitious Historically Black College / University (HBCU). Throughout her journey to achieving a college degree, she faces both social and moral challenges. Unfortunately, she has a dark side and when triggered, she becomes evil, mean-spirited, vindictive, and cruel – oftentimes when she feels unloved and rejected. Throughout the story, she must learn how to forgive herself for her mistakes and develop a strong passionate self-love, which will fuel her future success.
Once the young girl is able to understand and control her dark side, she is able to see herself as the rest of the world sees her – a smart, strong, confident, and independent woman. Only then is she able to move forward and achieve her goal of becoming a college graduate and enjoy a successful career.