I woke up this morning excited because I knew everyone would be celebrating Brit Bennet’s debut, The Mothers. THE WOMAN HAS TALENT. The story begins with Nadia and Luke, who fall in love as teenagers. What happens next will leave you wanting to call Brit directly. Like GIRL, what is going on in the Upper Room?! Brit writes about the complexities of love, family, and friendship. She has created beautifully nuanced characters who experience heartbreak and make decisions that at times leave the reader puzzled. But isn’t that real life? Everyone simply trying to do their best. I fell in love with the sharpness of Nadia Turner and the mystery that surrounded her upbringing. Also, I cried every other page. In conclusion, you must read this BOOK.
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