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I didn't want this story to end. So well written and performed. I felt an attachment to each of the characters and would love to know where they are today.
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I started this book in January 2017 aborted and re-started it in November of the same year. I was able to finish it in a day - I am puzzled as to why I didn't stick with it in January. The book is short and describes "Another Brooklyn" where women are subjected to violence - possibly murder - but they are able to access deep bonds with each other that can sometimes surmount the challenges of growing up an African-American female in Brooklyn. I am an Asian-American female who appreciated the feminist tone of the book, but ultimately I didn't find the story arc compelling. The protagonist is back for her father's funeral and she runs into an estranged BFF from long ago, which launches the protagonist into a reverie about her childhood BFFs and the experiences that pushed them apart. I think the exploration was carefully done, but I didn't find the ending satisfying. I found the protagonist unable to find closure, despite her incredible capacity for introspection. Perhaps I am too literal of a person and the closure escaped me - that is entirely possible. With so many great books to choose from, I found this one to be average.
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