Birdie/Jesse tries to find her niche in this new world of eye shadow and gossip and boys, but she also wants to remain true to herself and find a common ground between her white and black heritage. She sets out to find her sister and reconnect with that part of her that has been lost for so long; the search takes her far from the settled, safe life she had in New Hampshire to a far more ambiguous, and unsettled, existence, one in which her own definitions of herself become muddled, and her search for her sister leads ultimately to a search for her own true identity. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This story is both exquisitely written and compelling.
This excellent novel provides insight into issues of race and biracialism, of particular interest in this presidential election.
This book was recommended to me for a good read, at first I couldn't get into it, but then it became very interesting.
Great story maintained throughout the book. Good insights into black life among whites and white life among blacks.Published 2 months ago by Louise Hellwig
Eloquently written with admirable use of rhetorical devices to enhance the quality of the writing.Published 4 months ago by Richard Murphy
I bought this for my wife and she likes it a lot. She is reading it for her book club.Published 5 months ago by Lance Mitchell
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. While the ending wasn't quite what I think I wanted (I could've used a little more), it was an appropriate ending for a fantastic story. Read morePublished 6 months ago by La Shaun Kotaran
This book truly shows the dynamics of colorism, interracial marriage, and biracialism from a fresh perspective. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shaida Escoffery
The story is interesting and written well enough to keep you reading, up to a point. That point seems to be when you think,"where is this story leading, and is it a story, or is... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fsimo
A stunning look into the life of a young mixed-race girl as she tries to find her place in her family, the world, and within herself. Read morePublished 10 months ago by CS Taylor
Engaging, and kept me reading, but I wish the overall tone had been somewhat more hopeful. I probably wouldn't recommend the book, but Senna is a good writer and I think a lot of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Laura
Do you remember when you were little? Mostly, your parents were like the parents of your friends. This little girl did what her parents told her to do, but never felt like she... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Louise J. Kaufman