Nothing I’ve ever read before!

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The novel follows Amandla as she explores her world living with her white mother. This community surrounding her does little to comfort her as Sugar Town and her mother’s struggle with mental health takes a huge toll on the protagonist. I felt that this story was very stunning and Nunn executed the message so effortlessly in ways that showcased individuality. The complex characters that enter and exit Amandla’s life speaks great lengths to how they impact Amandla’s perception of herself. I appreciate the notion of friendship through the heartwarming moments and ability to persevere together. The major ideas that this novel highlighted emphasized concepts of race, prejudices, familial relationships, and friendship. I found the expression of South African culture and traditions to reign extremely important in the level of exposure in a mainstream source of media. Nunn evoked such important themes and did so with such effective ways.