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lele1432
Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Panpan

Here I am with another #unpopularopinion. Zuri was insufferable; hyper-sensitive when she felt disrespected, but proudly judged & disrespected anyone she felt was "bougie" & not black enough. Too many 1-dimentional caricatures of nasty rich folk who presumably didn't like Zuri b/c she's hood, & her hood status made her "realer" than anyone else. Writing was juvenile, unrealistic, & full of stereotypes. The love story felt forced & dry. 1.5⭐️s??

lele1432 I'm disappointed b/c this could've been an excellent illustration of class dynamics, but ended up losing all credibility with me. We got a bunch of broad-stroke interactions that were so exaggerated it almost felt like satire. Zuri's behavior is never addressed & doesn't change. She thinks blacks who speak proper are corny, yet she's well-read & aspires to go to Howard. Her character had too many incongruities. Narration was great tho. 2mo
SW-T I wasn‘t crazy about Zuri either for basically the same reasons. 2mo
lele1432 @SW-T yeah something was just off about her character. I couldn't really root for her. 2mo
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StephanieMarie
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Pickpick

What if Aladdin never found the lamp? Answer: It would be very very bad!

This was a LOT darker than I thought it would be and I loved it anyway! The perfect mix of nostalgia and excitement as this familiar tale takes a whole new direction.
#pop19 #retellingofaclassic #disney

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ferskner
My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Pickpick

This series continues to be unbelievably fun! Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, and then you add ghosts and pop culture references and authors who are willing to go ANYWHERE...it's hard to read this without a giant smile on your face.

#litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia #pop19 #retellingofaclassic

imabusybee I love these books I can not wait for the next 3 💖 9mo
ferskner @imabusybee Me neither! I want them to do all the famous Janes forever! 9mo
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