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American Street by Ibi Zoboi
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it was amazing

SO GOOD. THAT ENDING THOUGH. I AM SO SAD.

Real review: This was so good and I'm having trouble putting that into words. Zoboi is a gifted storyteller. The characters of AMERICAN STREET captivate you from the very first page. I would say the character development is the strongest aspect of this book and the story is quite unlike anything I've ever read. I also loved how Fabiola would compare her experiences as a Haitian immigrant in America with Vodou culture. I'm paraphrasing here but Fabiola described her situation as, "American by birth, Haiti by blood". I didn't expect the magical realism and it was a really beautiful surprise. A superb debut YA novel! I'm avidly awaiting Zoboi's next work.

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Reading Progress

July 28, 2016 – Shelved
July 28, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 16, 2017 – Started Reading
May 16, 2017 –
page 59
17.56% "Really good so far!"
May 18, 2017 –
page 125
37.2%
May 19, 2017 –
page 192
57.14%
May 19, 2017 –
page 255
75.89%
May 19, 2017 – Finished Reading

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