The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This would be an excellent book club read. There’s a lot to unpack and a lot to analyze from this truly interesting and entertaining story. Multiple POV but the two main characters are Stella and Desiree, twins born into a black family in the Deep South. The two have their fair share of differences, though, even if they look alike, and when one sister discovers she can pass for white, her life takes a drastic turn that separates them both mentally and physically. I found myself having conflicted emotions on the choices made and the consequences of certain characters’ actions… and the responses to those consequences. How much of it is justified and how much is just pure selfishness? Would anyone blame her for making the decisions she made?
Lots to think about, but overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to fans of diverse women’s fiction.
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