One more down, this time for Challenge #24 “Read a book wherein all point-of-view characters are people of color.” I know I saw this book suggested somewhere for that challenge, but in a way it kind of doesn’t fit, because there’s only one POV character. (Though in between chapters there are messages and sections of histories, but the identity and ethnicity of their ‘authors’ are unknown.) However, I’m counting it anyway, because.
It’s really, really hard to know what to make of this book. There are a lot of conflicting aspects about it, and from looking at reviews on Goodreads (and I had, in fact, looked at some reviews before buying the book) it’s definitely a book on which there is little consensus amongst readers. But let’s look at the three major aspects in summary first. Read the rest of this entry →