Sunday, December 22, 2019

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You're going to grow to care about this character and the life-changing journey she's on. It's a little rough around the edges at the start, but stick with it.

Queenie has a lot of issues, with men, with family, and with how she's willing to let herself be treated. I didn't have the exact issues or have them to the degree Queenie did when I was young and single, but man oh man did I make some bad dating choices, and it was often down to not knowing my own self worth or to immediately walk away from obvious BS. She has the additional challenge of dealing with racist attitudes, even from men who are trying to win her over. Her story really resonated for me, as I'm sure it will for a lot of women.

Throughout the book we see Queenie's life spin out of control, and we follow as she gradually tries to break damaging cycles and habits. The story picks up momentum as it goes, so give it a chance and you'll be richly rewarded.

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