the vanishing half

Brit Bennett

“In the dark, you could never be too black. In the dark, everyone was the same color.” A quick read that was intriguing, but left me yearning for more. Bennett sets up characters in a quick fashion, allowing the reader to move through the plot first, as they slowly get to know more information about each character. In my opinion, this read almost like a prequel. I want to know what happens next, and how the plot affects the stories and the relationships that they built throughout this story. A fascinating story about two African American twin girls who grew up in a town where lightskinnedness is revered. They part ways, and the story follows their two different paths.

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