THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett ⁣

THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett ⁣

My Thoughts:⁣
💕 This is the first book I read in a while that made me feel a bunch of different things. Colorism is something I have always struggled with early on in my life with my father being very light and my mom being very dark. There were several things I could relate too especially when it comes to Jude.

📖 There was so many topics this book touched on you could have so many discussions surrounding them from colorism, race, sexuality, family and so much more. So I really enjoyed that. The title relates to more than just the twin sisters and can really be applied to almost all the characters. 

👫🏾 I loved the heart and personality of the characters; because the book jumped perspectives so much you did not get to dive very deeply into each character. I found myself wanting to know more about even the side characters like Early or Barry. There is so much more that I would have loved to know about all of them really. I wanted to dive deeper into Desiree’s character. I felt like the anticipation of the meetup between the sisters was bigger than the actual moment. I guess I expected Desiree to be a little more angry. 

✍🏾Even with that thought I still would argue to say the character development and the writing is mind blowing. I finished this book last Saturday and the characters and their struggles are still with me. It is a book that made me want to read again. I loved it! 

Who is your favorite character in the book and why?

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