Book Review: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Release Date: August 9, 2016
Pages: 197 pages
Buy: Kindle | Paperback
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
This is a magical book, the way it is written takes some getting used to but you find yourself rereading sentences that take you back in time. I never would have picked it up if it wasn't a selection of a book club I just joined and I'm so glad to have read it. Its not a long book but it packs a punch.
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