What is it like to be a black teen now? These difficult and topical themes were portrayed in a real, accurate and age appropriate way in Black Brother, Black Brother. A must read.
Tagged: Setting – USA
One of the sisters killed their father but who did is the question as they both have motive and the evidence implicate both.
Fifty Fifty takes us through the point of view of the defence attorneys and the killer.
Got to say that the killer is pretty hardcore. Other people are stepping stones to her overall objectives. Lives, many lives are expendable.
Formulaic but engaging nevertheless.
The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci did not live up to my expectations. The characters were inconsistent, the writing off putting and the plot inconceivable. The only redeeming feature was glimpses of new technology.
A wasted opportunity.
Short story about a young woman turned into a cat in retaliation, trying to use the experience for good and to hopefully change back.
Bri is a typical teenager, rash, impulsive but also thoughtful. I found her annoying in part but realistic at heart. You too will want Bri to win on talent alone and make the right choices, because she deserved it , but this isn’t a fairy tale, the reality is, being talented isn’t enough. On The Come Up is a fantastic read about making choices and fighting against stereotypes.
Cat’s Cradle was first published in 1963 and it is a book out of time and completely of its time. It is a book about big issues, nuclear war, environmental concerns and the role of governments. As you are reading, it doesn’t take long to start reflecting on life, hope and the future.
The Bride Test was a fun contemporary read, that showed falling in love, relationships, and family life in a convincing way. Yes, there were coincidences and a happy ending but not at the expense of character development.
Helen Hoang writes perceptive romance novels with a diverse, inclusive cast. They are fun, humorous and sexy.