the underground railroad
“The world may be mean, but people don't have to be, not if they refuse.” This book... had me... all the way f-ed up. A story that translates the metaphor of the underground railroad into a physical reality -- an actual train that runs underground, built by the hands of slaves, to take them to freedom. We follow Cora through her journey towards freedom, and each section of the book is a completely different world. There is no stopping. There is no moment to feel relief. There is always something more. It starts off slow, but stick through it -- even the painful bits, as this is a memorable read. I hope they turn this into a TV show one day.