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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

This book is such an adventure, it starts with a young boy, age 11. Sadly, he is a slave on a sugar plantation in Barbados run by two brothers. The author wrote a beautiful book that shows the ugly that is slavery. It talks about awful psychological games played by owners and the bad treatment many had to endure unfairly. I also like how the author showed abolitionists and aspects of the underground railroad. The dangers of faced by those who escaped and freed those who did not belong to them. I also really enjoyed the science, art, and almost steampunk elements. I am honestly not doing this book justice, but I will say it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 and it is well deserved. I also have to agree with the quote on the front of my book calling it a masterpiece.
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Reading Progress

January 13, 2019 – Shelved
January 13, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 26, 2019 – Started Reading
January 26, 2019 –
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January 26, 2019 –
page 337
January 26, 2019 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 26, 2019 – Finished Reading

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