Monday, April 16, 2012

Book Review: Perfect Peace

The description of this book is listed as follows:

Perfect Peace explores the fateful decision of Emma Jean Peace to raise her seventh son, Perfect, as the daughter she has always wanted.  Her plan, nutty as it is, works out until Perfect is 8 years old.

Now, doesn't that sound interesting??  This book dives into gender roles, sexuality, colorism, abuse, all mixed in with being Black & poor in the 1940s. The novel was very well written and the author does a great job of presenting the background information and complexities of the main characters.  Even the mother, who you want to hate for most of the book, becomes a sympathetic antagonist.

Next up: Tina Fey (waHOOwa) ~ Bossy Pants

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