Author: Celeste Ng, 2017
Quick read! I couldn’t put this book down. I became so enthralled in the lives of the characters that I would think about them in my hours not reading. Is school out yet? What happened today? What did Mia make? What will Mrs. Richardson do? ❤️❤️ when that happens!! The writers storytelling reminds me of Amy Tan. She moves very easily between present day and past, keeping it seamless and relevant. The setting is a very planned, very familiar, suburban neighborhood. Perfect houses, lawns, schools and, supposedly, people. But, nothing is ever perfect and there are many little ‘fires’, everywhere that bring up issues of race, culture and class. The story lives in the gray area between Right and Wrong. The place where there isn’t a right or wrong answer, there is just an answer, specific for you, at that time.
It reminds me of something my momma says, “You can only make the best decision possible, with the information you have at the time.” Instead of what would Jesus do, if given the same situation, what would YOU do? Book 6 of 24! #GoodBook Originally posted April 1, 2018