I’m trying to figure out how to get goodreads to update my blog, but it’s not gonna happen. And I hate the thought of not posting about a book that I read!
This book came from Sarah and it was a sweet little read! My Goodreads review: I really enjoyed this book. it was a quick read but I really liked the development of the characters and the plot. She did a great job packing a punch into a nice sweet book.
Goodreads summary: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky: This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white. In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid’s Annie John and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl – and society’s ideas of race, class, and beauty.
A sweet book I can heartily recommend!
P.S. – THIS IS MY 100th BLOG POST on this site! Sarah posted once, so I guess it’s my 99th! 🙂 Good times. Still not enough comments, though!!! C’mon friends!
Off to read! (Today’s theme: Happiness!)
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I think anything comparable to Kincaid and Morrison is definitely worth reading! A couple years ago after I was given collection of short stories called At the Bottom of the River by Kincaid and after reading that I raided my University library and read everything they had by her. Sadly I have only ever read The Bluest Eye by Morrison, but it was assigned reading, so I don’t think really I engaged with it properly, I just skimmed and plundered it for quotes for a paper I was suppose to write. But I have been promising myself that I would sit down a give it the time it deserves. Thanks for posting, I will try to get my hands on a copy of this book! 🙂