I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review. This was a very powerful read. Honestly I’m blown away and a little bit lost for words. It was an amazing book that tackled a lot of very series issues like race and class. I will be honest and say I cried a few times it was so good. I give it 4 stars.
I received an e-copy from @netgalley. I never feel like it is my place to review books such as this, as I am a white, middle class female. I’ve never had to deal with being afraid of the police, being worried about what you say or do, having to shrug off racist comments. This book I feel is different, as it is written from the perspective of a white person learning about why the jokes she makes are incredibly hurtful, and incredibly ignorant. I’m ashamed to say people like Ivy still exist in 2019, but they do. This book should be mandatory school reading so we can become better educated, and just better people. The reason I’m only giving this 4 stars is because Ivy was such an unbearable main character, although I am aware this was done intentionally.
Very powerful book , left me a bit speechless and unable to know what to write , a book largely about race and class is always going to be difficult to explain how you felt. The characters are well written, as is the book, but it’s difficult as a white woman to know what to write as I’ve never experienced anything due to white privilege I have in my life, but it’s uncomfortable as a white person to read as you recognise the worst of white behaviour and I wish these people didn’t exist, but the fact we still have white privilege I know it does way too much. Uncomfortable as a white person as you feel ashamed, but you know what we need to all be uncomfortable and maybe things might change at least in some people Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion