Image. Sometimes we just want a novel to break our hearts. Toni Morrison’s wisdom and fine writing broke my heart as I read her latest novel titled, God Help the Child. Protagonist Bride was not loved as a child by her father and by her light-skinned mother because she was “too dark.” Morrison expresses passion and disappointment that we can be so foolish to let something unimportant like image lead to a denial of love. One of the most memorable phrases from the novel is that “what you do to children matters.” At fewer than two hundred pages, this novel can be read quickly, and should be of interest to many book clubs.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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