It dawned on me that once we learn something, those thoughts and beliefs stay with us and we behave in life based on what we believe at that time. However, our world is constantly changing and what we thought to be true has changed without our consious awareness. This book fundamentally changed how I view "Black America". Great read and the most valued benefit to me is that I now understand my 20-30 year old children better:)
How our overall society views (Black America) verses how we see ourselves.
No one character stuck out for me. The content was so compelling that it captured all of my attention.
No, it was so thought provoking that I preferred to digest it a piece at a time.
Nice job, good research.
Not my style of writting. Took a long time to get interesting. This was a book club selection and most of the members said that they did not finish the book because it was boaring. Did not grab your interest in first half of book so folks just could not muster the energy to complete it.
Not entirely, just need to work at building a compelling story that readers will find new and diffrent.
Can't remember. The whole experience was not memoriable.
Possibly, they can do a lot with acting and special effects these days.
Think I would read it next time.
This book was very Unique. Hard to compare. Stands alone for me. That's why I liked it.
Narration was good but it did not allow for the pondering of profound issues as they came up. This is the type of book that I would have taken my time to read, stop and think. Then pick it up again. Bit size pieces would have been better. Having it paced for you was not as enjoyable. Although, it depends on the type of reader you are.
Can't isolate just one, there were so many.
Hearing story's about people who live or grow up in isolation for long periods of time sounds terrible. You often wonder, what it is like. This book really did an excellent job of showing this from 2 perspectives. The child that has never been outside the room in which he was born, and the mother who was forced into the situation against her will after having lived her life free.
Funny as heck...
When she tried to pretend she was a hooker.
Liked them all. Or maybe grandmother.
When he realized he wanted to be a doctor.
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