“Speachless, breathtaking, clever, happy, sad, angry and evil” I can not find enough verbs to describe this book. When Theodore said that you would have a “rollercoaster” of emotions he hit the nail on the head. Not only will you have all these emotions, but it will really make you sit down and look at yourself and truly search your inner soul.
The characters are so real that you feel the pain and bitterness that each of them experienced in the book. It is so sharply written that it is like a dagger piercing your own heart. If you are anything like Lenora, Mona and Uncle C) this book will surely convict you and make you want to call CPS (Child Protective Services) on your own self. It will make you do some sould searching for sure. Am I that bad? Do I sound like that when I talk to my children? Will I sacrifice my children for the acceptance of a man or woman? Or it will make you thank God and have a whole new appreciation for having good, hardworking parents that showed you love and taugh you to love even when we thought they were just being old fashion and too strict.
I truly felt sorry for Mona as she was just a product of her environment. All she learned from her mother and father is what was displayed through her character but when she had the chance to do something about it and show that she could change and not be that person any longer, her own selfish motives and intentions began to take priority in her life and her children were expendable. Whey do we tolerate things just for self gratification at the cost of others?
How can a mother (Lenora) be so heartless that even after she knew that her then boyfriend was sleeping with her 6 year old daughter that she did nothing in exchange for drugs and money to pay her “light Bill”? That she even went as far as doing drugs in the same room while it was happening and later on married this man? When the Bible talks about “Mothers showing no affection” this is so sad. What is even sader is that this happens every single day.
My mind is racing a thousand thoughts right now and I am going to stop rambling and I will be back to finish this once I get my thoughts in order and stop jumping all over the place.
See what you have done Nakia, you got me sweating now. 🙂