In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have called her much worse…
After years as an outcast, Jetta...more
I’ve tried to think of ways to a) be kind in this review and b) avoid spoilers, but I can’t figure out a way to do those things and remain honest. So, be warned that this review may be spoilery.
First, though I don’t mention my background in my reviews because it’s rarely important, I think in this case it may be important to know that I’m reading this while brown-skinned. It’s possible that my read on this book may be impacted by my own life experiences.
Now, to the book…
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Something, Jetta, the hero of the story, won't be able to.
Jetta was born the daughter of a couple of black parents in the USA. But, to the surprise of everyone, her body was half-black, half-white, a line in the middle separating both halves. And pretty soon both her parents are killed by white sup ...more
Jetta finds out that she is actually the offspring of two deities, Shango and Loviatar. Jetta soon learns that not only is she divided, her whole existence is meant to bring divisiveness to the world. How will she cope with the fact that wherever she ...more
WARNING: This review may contain Spoilers! I'm going to try not to give away plot. Girl Divided is a very interesting story about a teen girl named, "Jetta" who's not only biracial, but looks physically White like her mother on one side of her body, & Black like her Father on the other. Her mother, Loviatar is goddess of agony, death and disease (Finnish Myth), and her father, Shango is powerful orisha of fire, lightening, thunder, and war, but he is also the patron of music, dru ...more
Jetta was born with unique markings on her face. A line right down the middle divides her into half-black and half-white. The second American civil war breaks out where any black person is believed to be evil and placed in camps or killed. Jetta finds herself in a un ...more
The President is assassinated by a black man and this sets in motion a full-out race war. Blacks are hauled out of their homes and sent to ghettos or concentration camps. Massive riots break out and the country becomes divided into a white East and a black West.
(Which does bring up two questions I have about his book. First, how did the military react? Ther ...more
This is the question Jetta, is asking throughout the book. She was literally born divided — from head to toe, one side of her is a blue-eyed blonde white girl, while the other half is brown-eyed, black-haired African-American. And America is in the middle of a violent race war, with whites and blacks killing each other and claiming cities and regions for their own kind. At age 14: Jetta and her grandmother, are imprisoned in a black ghetto near New Orleans with little food and no re ...more
Jetta is a born in a divided world with a divided face. Jetta was born with one side of her face white and the other side black which is extremely dangerous because the world is at war with black against white. As Jetta most live like the Jews of World War II, death seems to follow her. It is not until she learns her roots that things make sense in her life.
I really like the mythological twist to this story. While there are references to more well-known ...more
From the first page to the last I was hooked. This story of might happen is scary on a moral and human level. Jetta being raised by her black grandmother has been protected all her life due to her appearance. Seeming like a normal novel about everyday human life about a girl unfortunate to be born half black and half white. One side totally black the other white, divided right down the middle of her body. Nothing like our mixed children. A Civil War breaks out p ...more
This is a horror story made worse by the knowledge that it can happen anywhere especially since we as a people are doomed to repeat the past. This is an amazing read, I wanted to stop reading at different points because it isn’t a unicorn and rainbows type of read. . . at all. They had no idea who or what she was an ...more
Jetta was born half white and half black and I mean that literally. One half of her was black and the other white, right down the middle. Hah! So in this world of if you're not bl ...more
Bigotry is still in existence --sadly it hasn't disappeared. I was surprised to find bigotry such a major issue as I always have h ...more
This is a story with many different levels. The first one deals with racism, the second one is a love story, and the third and finally one is a story of redemption. The author ties all of these levels together, in my opinion, in a superior fashion. The situations can be used to demonstrate some of the incidents in today's headlines in which people are judged for their outward appearances. The author kept it light and int ...more
In a world where it is black vs white, people killing those that are different than them. But than there is Jetta, she is black on one side and white on the other, straight down the middle. She doesn't know which side she is fighting for except the side that is for living, but she discoveries a new truth about her that can determine the future outcome.
This was a very realistic wake up call, almost feels like what our world is becoming, almost like in a world of only black versus w ...more
A couple black, a beautiful daughter, Jetta was half white, on one side. Growing up with superstition, could it be true, that she was evil. Her mother never stopped, people in church, kept saying she was evil. She was a survivor, to the happenings in the world. Blacks and whites dividing the world. She found a place in West Africa, truce had been signed now, she couldn’t go back. A riveting story, of someone who is different in her looks, and how it can effect peopl ...more
I've read numerous books by Willow Rose, and have always admired her storytelling. However, I became sadened and felt like I was wasting my time. I quit reading at 60 percent. It is too depressing to read. Especially when all countries today are dividing because of race, religion, or politics, especially in the United States. This is so unlike her engrossing novels which are fun to read.
Not a good surprise. I had a hard time reading this book as it devolved from a potentially interesting premise to a dark fantasy with no real meaning. I persevered and finished the book. Most importantly, I read the afterword which explained why the author wrote the book. The book made sense when applying the afterword. I would have liked the afterword to have been a prologue so I could have read the book with the purpose of why it was written.
This AMAZING story, starts in a Black Church on a Sunday morning. A young couple, with a little girl, who happens to be both Black and White. Yep, she has a line down her body, and she is Black on one side and White on the other. Someone barricades the doors and sets the church on fire. The little girl is the only survivor, kept safe under her mother's body. An epic story of her travels, once she escapes from the city. A MUST READ!!!
It's hard to write this. I've read quite a few Willow Rose books but this one threw me. I'm not a fan of the paranormal but this book grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go. I struggled trying to find a meaning, a reason, something to make me understand until it was spelled out and then made perfect sense. There's a moral here, words that need to be brought out to the forefront of society.
I really admire Willow's creativity. Not in just this book but all of her works, and yes I have read them all. This book though really hit home being of mixed race myself. I instantly fell in love with Jetta and her unique look.
The story line unraveling and coming to was just awesome. I feel and I hope Willow does, that there is more of Jetta to come.
Thank you for another great read Willow!!
Willow's books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won't see coming.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada. ...more