Since I’m a flop, I missed two weeks of posting. I’ve been both busy and a little sad. Which became…less posts. I’ve also been focused on writing, rather than reviews. So I’m going to post TWICE this week. Today, and Sunday! But even though I’m # depressed,d I’ve been working on a HUGE review of all of A.S. King’s books. I want to release it by May.
Now, for a short ass five star review! I read this book four months ago, and these were the first thoughts that spilled out from my head after.
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.
But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
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I’m about to cry.
This book was so good.
Every single element. The romance, the friendships, the family aspect. Descriptions of Detroit from an immigrants perspective. All of it.
Have you ever started reading a book and been like, wow. I need to take a break? Like it’s that good? Bitcccccccccch.
Here were my only problems
– Her mother being detained. It seemed like a side issue, and honestly…I dont understand the ending. Is she dead? Did they move? Everything was everywhere.
– Two deaths, each treated differently. That’s how EYE took that.
This review is a mess, and as soon as I’m out of school I will reread and post a better informed ONE!
Diversity: 1 star
This book black af.
Plot: 1 star
Setting: 1 stars
This book SEEMED Detroit af!!!
Characters: 1 star
Writing: 1 star