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Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow Paperback – November 1, 2007
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I could have read this in one sitting. I had to force myself to put it down at 2am the first night because I had work the next morning, but I read it some more at lunch and finished it the next night. It was like a punch in the stomach to me, the first night my heart was racing, and I'm still not completely over it days later. Others might react differently but if you or a loved one have lived through similar circumstances as Sandrine, reading this will be an emotional experience that you won't soon forget. I know for me it picked at some scabs that should have healed long ago.
Sandrine is a bookish light-skinned black girl growing up in New Orleans in the 1970's, being handed off between parents and stepparents with varying degrees of parental involvement. It's moving and it's shocking and it's sweet and it's brave, sometimes all at the same time.
This is brilliant and I want more like it.
Dedra Johnson's character of Sandrine Rogers is not only PROFOUND but is in NO WAY fictitious! Sandrine is the girl I went to school with, a girl I ate lunch with, was my cousin, once my best friend, and in some ways was ME! It is definitely a heart-wrenching tale of neglect, rejection, abuse, acceptance, and love.
I'm suprised its not the topic of many book clubs! I just hope Johnson writes another great novel!
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DARK, SOMETIMES VERY FUNNY, HEARTBREAKING, EVOKES SERIOUS EMOTIONS.Published on July 3, 2014 by Belinda Roberson
A great first novel about a child in New Orleans. The culture and city come through in this interesting story of growth and resilience.Published on June 23, 2014 by Jane C. Meuser
This was one of the most depressing books I've ever read, and I am an avid reader. The verbal and physical abuse that the main character experiences is more than upsetting. Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by M. Katz
This book takes place over the course of a year or so; and is a harsh, uncompromising view of growing up in New Orleans as a light-skinned black girl, not accepted by her family or... Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by tarsh
As I begin to read this beautiful piece of work,by author,Dedra Johnson "Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow" I felt as though the author had captured my life story in the pages of this... Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Sandra's Point of View
Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow was one of the most moving and emotional novels I've ever read. I've never had a book to bring me to tears the way that this one did as I found myself... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Bri Long
Written very well. Puts the reader right on the scene. A few dull, boring moments. Overall very very good book. Especially if this was Dedra Johnson's first novel-very impressive.Published on January 12, 2011 by Trelani Michelle
We never know what tomorrow will bring, but that doesn't keep any of us for hoping or speculating. That is no different in SANDRINE'S LETTER TO TOMORROW. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by Cyrus Webb
I picked up Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow in order to rejuvenate my writer's mind a bit before tackling a corporate assignment (read: procrastinate). Read morePublished on July 31, 2009 by Janet S. Harrell