Janie is just a girl looking for the perfect love. And she finds it after 20 years and two husbands have gone by. Now she can live the life she wants, the one that brings her the most joy.

I thought this book was very interesting, showing how life was back in the early generations after slavery ended, and what the black community was like. Janie's journey was well crafted, with plenty of stylistic elements to be found among the novel. The dialog was very authentic-feeling, though it did make the book much harder to read. Sad ending to the story but it leaves off with a note of hope for the future. All the characters played a part, some more than others, but they swirled around Janie, filling her life with feeling and emotions that were expressed in this book. Good read overall, and a good class read choice.

Nymeria23's rating:
[]
[]
To Top