This book is the exact reason that you should never judge a book by it’s cover. I was expecting this to be lighthearted but the book touched on some heavy topics. The family dynamic in this book is so realistic. The conflicts that go on between everyone almost made me forget I was reading a book.
Amandla and her friends all have really strong personalities that made every chapter enjoyable. I had no reason to put the book down once I picked it up. Amandla’s mother was also a very intriguing character. I believe that she deserves her own origin story. Every character has a purpose and was just as detailed as the next.
A lot of the time I have trouble finishing a story. For this book it was not the case. When a book is written in first person more likely than not the main character is not a readers favorite character. They way Amandla was written you can’t help but root for her.