Retelling of a classic in NY — 3.5 out of 5. I would recommend. This book talks about gentrification, stereotypes, anti blackness, and coming of age with a NY backdrop. I loved the reference to Santeria and Orishas and the rituals. This author took a classic and made it relatable in such a way I felt seen. I think this would be a great Netflix series. MC was a bit whiny, but overall the story stayed on track and the background stole the show.