You Had Me at Hola is a contemporary romance by Alexis Daria. Jasmine is a soap opera actress who hopes to make it big in Hollywood. Her father is Puerto Rican while her mother is Puerto Rican and Filipina. While Jasmine speaks some Spanish with excellent pronunciation, her Spanish isn't that great. However, she's been … Continue reading The Ending of You Had Me at Hola
Home from her engagement dinner, Dannie falls asleep. There, in the only element of magical realism in the book, she has a dream. In that dream, it’s five years later, which she knows from seeing the news on TV. She wakes up in a strange bed, in a strange apartment. There’s a stranger in the … Continue reading The Ending of In Five Years
Red at the Bone is a story of three generations by Jacqueline Woodson. Looking for a review only, without spoilers, read this post instead. Iris got pregnant and had a baby at the age of 15. She'd been having sex since she was 13, but didn't quite understand how reproduction worked. When she got pregnant, … Continue reading The Ending of Red at the Bone
The Nickel Boys is a book by Colson Whitehead. It starts at the ending, 50 years later, with an unmarked grave, full of bones, on the north side of Boot Hill. We must go back in time to find out the details.
This book is full of spoilers. It tells how the memoir ends. If you're looking for a review that doesn't reveal the ending, see this post instead. Notes From a Young Black Chef is a memoir about Kwame Onwuachi, written with Joshua David Stein. It begins with Chef Onwuachi at the National Museum of African … Continue reading The Ending of Notes From A Black Chef
This review is full of spoilers and reveals the ending of the book. If you're looking for a review without spoilers, visit this post instead. In Dominicana, Angie Cruz weaves a story from Dominican Republic to New York. It's a story of family, immigration, ambition, identity. Ana's Family Ana is a pretty girl, with green … Continue reading The Ending of Dominicana by Angie Cruz