Mar 20, 12
Read from March 19 to 20, 2012
At the beginning of this story, Sophie Caco was living in Haiti when her mother, who she wasn't close to, gave her a ticket to fly to New York. When she arrived there, she found out that her mother was raped when she was younger, and learned that her mother values purity even more than Haitian religion. Her mother regularly tested her for her virginity, but one day she got sick of it and purposely failed her test. Sophie was thrown out of the house, then married her then forbidden love - a white man named Joseph. She finally mustered up the courage to have a child with Joseph, but depression settled in from being home sick forces her to flee her home while Joseph is on vacation. While in Haiti, she runs into her mother and discovers that she is pregnant with her new boyfriend's baby, but in the end her mother commits suicide.
I was recommended to this book by Jasmine H., but reading the back of the book, it sounded very intriguing. I also enjoy these genre types.
I finished this book because if I didn't, my curiosity would eat me alive. Mainly, I finished it because it always kept my attention, and therefore I finished the book.
I would recommend this to Shawna, Pei Zhi and Ashley because I think this book needs a certain amount of maturity and respect, hence why I think they would be great candidates.