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The Nickel Boys
Angela M's review
Oct 28, 2019
I don’t think there is anything original that I can say that hasn’t already been said about this book. I can only add my 5 well deserved stars and repeat what others have said. It’s powerful, painful and such an important book to read. This is a fictional account based on a horrific place, a real place, a reform school in Florida in the 1960’s, where young boys, in particular young black boys were abused physically, sexually, emotionally and in some cases murdered. It’s gut wrenching and heartbreaking, all the more reason to read this book. All of us need to be reminded of this awful history and to remember the boys who suffered here. Kudos to Whitehead for helping us do that . A must read for every American.
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