AGE RANGE: 14-17
SUMMARY: Sojourner “Scotch” Smith, a biracial (white Jamaican father and Black American mother) teenager living in Toronto, must navigate a surreal landscape as she searches for her brother, who has been consumed by The Chaos. However, as she is battling and learning to understand otherworldly entities, she is also in a personal struggle to “know herself” in the midst of a patriarchal, racist, and adultist society.
WHAT I LIKED: I loved this book because of the surrealism founded in Caribbean (and, I think, Russian) folklore, the social commentary about the world, and the elements of urban fiction that are present. Hopkinson was able to weave multiple genres together in powerful ways, and it forced me to get out of my comfort zone. I appreciated the journey and the challenge.
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