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((**No matter what, Ms. Oyeyemi, keep writing!!!**)) A great novel, all around!
The characters, other than the main character, Jessamy, are not nearly developed enough for you to care about them and you also begin to not care about Jessamy.
A very difficult book for me to finish as I could only read a few pages at a time- I was, however, determined to finish which I did.
Great book with a strong, young female protagonist. The magical realism steeped in African folklore was educational and fascinating as well as making a truly wonderful and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by kulmagrrl
I have no idea what was wrong with the main character. I'm just frustrated and feel like this was a waste of my time. I hate books like this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Thomas
This story portrays the life of a sweet but haunted girl and family, living under the shadow of a deceased twin. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A Everett
This story starts out with a magical touch that becomes dark. Don't read this if you are looking for a sweet story! It left me feeling quite unsettled, honestly.Published 7 months ago by B. Glass
A very difficult book for me to finish as I could only read a few pages at a time- I was, however, determined to finish which I did. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Em Granosky
The premise has great potential and the book was intriguing for the first half. As other reviewers have noted, it loses its way for the remainder of the book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by J. Lessl
Jessamy (Jess) Harrison is an eight year old girl with a Nigerian mother and British father. She is best described as an eccentric child, who struggles with her biracial and... Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by AudreyGeorgia
Although Helen Oyeyemi's The Icarus Girl is meant to be a young adult novel, a style I normally dislike, it was actually very well thought-out, complex, and interesting. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by Anastasia
I appreciated The Icaraus Girl for a couple of reasons... First, being a child of an interracial marriage ((***GO MIXED PEOPLE GO!!! Read morePublished on March 1, 2012 by gospelvoz