Friday, December 6, 2019

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

2 Stars

What can I say? Sometimes composite novels work for me, sometimes they don’t. This one????

Me no likey. I’ll gladly take the wrongreader title here, because everyone else looooooved the writing and I felt it was flat. They loooooooved how fresh the story was, but I thought it was stale. They looooooooved all of the social commentary while I thought it was nothing but the usual dose of tragiporn (with an extra helping of 9/11 in case you weren’t aware just how miserable you were supposed to feel). This is the problem with having booknerd social media accounts along with a terminal case of FOMO – you end up reading books that you should have never even added to your TBR.


  1. Just found your blog. So entertaining. I felt the same way about this book.

  2. Welcome! I'm glad I'm not the only naysayer in the batch about this one ; )