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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
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it was amazing
bookshelves: amplify-black-authors

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that sits in my heart like this one. Britt Bennett has a way with story telling that makes you feel like you are a fly on the wall in these character’s lives. The Vanishing Half is a beautifully woven story transcending generations of pain, love, and healing.

This book is told from POV of multiple characters. Sometimes this style of story telling can be confusing, but with The Vanishing Half, the perspective from different voices made the story rich with emotion. The perspective from each Vinges twin also coincides with the larger theme of how skin color yields benefits that shape ones trajectory of life and sets up generations to come with either privilege or oppression. Bennett so eloquently writes scenes that are so ripe in detail and context, so clear that I would have almost mistaken it for a memory of my own. I’m in love with this beautifully told story.

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Reading Progress

June 22, 2020 – Started Reading
June 22, 2020 – Shelved
June 29, 2020 – Shelved as: amplify-black-authors
July 3, 2020 – Finished Reading

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