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The writing style is clear and simple, but with snippets of Nigerian dialect for flavor. The descriptions of Lagos and the characters' lifestyles are also done in a way that made it easy for someone (me!) who knows almost nothing about Nigeria to follow along and enjoy reading about the culture there. Overall, I found this an inspirational, heartfelt story about a young woman living in a culture most Americans are completely unfamiliar with, presented in a very approachable way. Readers looking for inspirational books featuring women of color, or who are interested in dipping a toe in African literature, will probably find a lot to enjoy in this book.
I adore the central theme: if you want something bad enough, the universe will find a way to make it happen. This is a great message, especially for young girls who might be feeling, as Adaugo had, that their path to happiness meanders from that which is expected of them. Highly recommend.
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