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Rate your book from a score of 1-5 (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest).
Who would you recommend this book to?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a historical story particularly race relations
What did you like most about this book?
This was a beautiful story that showcased a real life experience of the race relations in America from 1967. I truly loved the angle of the story to showcase the budding friendship between a white female, Lydia and a black male, Jackson based simply off an act of kindness. The story showcased the behaviors, mannerisms and attitudes of people during that era and how they had to strive to overcome racism with such humility, dignity and respect. The true account gave a realistic and believable view into a time that is rarely captured. The twist of the "perfect exchange" delivered two shocking factors that just continued to reel you into the story. The story as a whole was uplifting, motivating and encouraging.
What did you like least about this book?
What took away from the story were the amount of technical issues. It was not properly formatted. Paragraphs were not indented. Narrative and dialogue was mixed together in paragraphs which at times left it confusing as to which character was actually speaking. There were several misspellings, missing words and some incorrect verb tense usage.
Any suggestions for how this book could have been better?
As for the story, I wouldn't change any of it. The story in itself was very well put together, thought provoking and I truly loved it from beginning to end. My suggestion would be to have the author format it correctly and resubmit it to a different editor. This one did not do a good job at all. The very first sentence of the story had a missing word and it continued throughout this short story. What's concerning is that several of the errors could have been caught by simply reading it over at least once and doesn't seem as if that was done.
What was your overall impression of this book?
I actually give this story 3.5 stars. It would have been a 5 star read had it not been for the formatting and the amount of technical issues. Despite the errors, it is still a very enjoyable book. The story is a beautiful one that truly transports you back into the era of racism but displays such a wonderful account of uniting races throughout the extreme amount of adversities. I would truly recommend this book to anyone. But I strongly urge the author to address the technical issues and re-release it.
Book Reviewed by:
K Tyler (Augusta, GA)