Done! I really liked this book. Very good, and I would definitely recommend it. I could not put it down, which was bad because I took it on vacation, and then did not want to put it down haha! It was a very quick, easy read. I found that the story flowed nicely, and smoothly. It made me want to keep reading on, to find out what would happen next. In that respect, it had a sort of suspense element to it, even though it is not a “suspense” book.
I enjoyed how Angie T. brought all of the characters to life. From the main characters, to the smaller support characters. She did a great job giving them all a voice, and bringing them to life. I really liked Starr, and felt for her the entire book. I felt like however she was feeling was exactly how I was feeling. Angie T. did a great job of telling a young girl’s story, without the book seeming juvenile or too “YA” (which ya’ll know I hate “YA”). The opening scene of the book, when Starr is at the party, reminds me of the Alessia Cara song “Here”. I kept thinking of that song that whole time 🙂
Angie T. also did a great job of integrating contemporary topics into the story. I enjoyed seeing the characters work through these major issues of our time, with a point of view that sheds light on the issues.
I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. I think it is coming out in October. Other than Issa Rae and Common, I am not familiar with the cast, so I don’t really know much about it. While I was reading the book, I kept thinking that I would like to see it brought to life on film.