An urgent, haunting exploration of the weight of history and how it echoes through today’s reality. Reminiscent of Beloved, with a powerful, thoroughly modern spin.
This book opens your eyes to what it’s like growing up black in a rural town in Mississippi. It’s narrated by a thirteen- year-old black boy, Jojo, and his seemingly careless, drug-addicted mother, Leonie. Another narrator is a ghost, Richie, who’s almost the same age as Jojo and has a tragic connection to Jojo’s grandfather. Fascinating!