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review 2017-04-12 01:43
The Mothers: A Novel - Brit Bennett

I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box.

I really liked this book. First off, it is incredibly well written. It was such an easy read. Some books I find myself slogging through but I didn't with this book. Everything just flowed nicely and it was effortless to read if that makes any sense.

The characters felt very real and dynamic. The author did a good job giving everyone's perspective.

I loved the setting of San Diego and how it was incorporated.

As for the abortion element, I thought it was handled well. I didn't take any issue with it.

A little random but one of my favorite quotes was, "A girl's first time was supposed to hurt. Suffering pain is what made you a woman. Most of the milestones in a woman's life were accompanied by pain, like her first time having sex or birthing a child. For men, it was all orgasms and champagne" (210). As soon as I read that I was like, Ain't that the truth!

Overall, I was really impressed by this. It was an amazing debut novel.

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text 2017-04-11 06:47
Reading progress update: I've read 189 out of 288 pages.
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text 2017-04-10 18:07
Reading progress update: I've read 139 out of 288 pages.
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text 2017-04-09 22:02
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 288 pages.
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review 2017-02-26 20:59
The Mothers
The Mothers: A Novel - Brit Bennett

The Mothers by Brit Bennet, as the title might suggest, is a book all about motherhood. The book begins with a suicide and an unwanted pregnancy and continues until the young people involved are in their thirties. Unfortunately, time passes, but the characters seem not to evolve. I keep waiting for growth, an understanding, an acceptance, or something. It does not come. The entire book remains at the fact that tragic decisions were made, and they altered many lives.

 

Read my complete review at Memories From Books - The Mothers

 

Reviewed for the Read It Forward program

 

 

Source: www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2017/02/the-mothers.html
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