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Beck

I would be lying if I said fully enjoyed this book as it covers rather emotive issues and it addresses them in an unfiltered manner, that has left me almost speechless. The story takes some unexpected turns and there were some times in the story where I did want to stop reading - but I couldn’t bring myself to do so.
This book is about a mixed-race boy who has never really belonged anywhere due to his heritage. This story follows him as he goes through struggles that no one should really have to face with being ‘black’ in Northern America in the early 20th century. At some points I wanted to go through the pages and help him in any way that I could.
‘Beck’ is a very hard story to explain. I would recommend this book but with caution as it involves scenes not suitable for anybody 13 or younger. Don’t expect to love this book but do expect to be genuinely moved by it.

Posted on: 6th April 2017 at 08:33 pm

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