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I was really drawn to the cover of this. It's absolutely stunning. I saw some mixed reviews and can see that it might be a polarizing book but I really loved it. Queenie didn't always make the best decisions but that was part of her journey and made her relatable to me and to anyone else that hasn't figured out their life yet. The book covered racism, mental health and sexual harassment so it could be heavy in some parts. There were some funny moments, as well as some very serious ones.

Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.