Pages: 75 / 308; 24%
The Reason for the Reaping: If you haven’t heard of this book, I’m sorry where have you been? Oprah and erryone else is about to hear what I think of this buzzy af novel.
As I Lay Summarizing: Roy and Celestial are black and married in Atlanta. They’re young and full of dreams and then SH*T GETS F*CKED UP Y’ALL.
The Line That Killed Me: “I hate using that word, career. It always feels like the word bitch is hiding out between the letters” (60). Death by the sound barrier I just broke screaming.
Best Character: Celestial
Why [As] You Like It: The momentum is always forward, and this novel is one of those where you just want to keep reading because you want to know what happens. Which is awesome because this is in no way thrilling or mysterious. Jones makes it pretty damn clear what’s happening, and it’s F*CKED UP Y’ALL.
Why I’m Gone, Girl: Jones is playing a little game of histrionics and we are *this close* to getting my eyes stuck behind my brain from rolling them too hard. We were doing just fine until just this moment (see Last Line) but now I’m like… rully?
Last Line, Last Chance: “…ain’t right, Georgia. I find out the man is [SPOILER] and he’s….”
Will I turn the page, or toss it into Mount Doom?
I guess Oprah was right. This is pretty good, if a bit dramatic. I’ll keep going in good faith.