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Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

riddhima_p's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

readingwithang_'s review against another edition

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emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

kimwlk's review against another edition

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5.0

This book absolutely blew me away! The author is brilliant. Homegoing was beautiful, powerful, and sad. Every character sucked me completely in and just held my attention for the duration of their story. I loved how the stories were both directly and indirectly intertwined. This will be a story that will stay with me forever.

kaitykat's review against another edition

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5.0

This was one of the most powerful books I have ever read. I feel deeply moved by the stories of this family and I did not want to put this book down. I loved the writing and the way each chapter focused on a new generation as time went on. The generational trauma was so well written and heartbreaking, but the hope that continued was beautiful. I think everyone should read this book as we are made better by stories like this. The perfect book. ✨

c_wilkinson's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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readwithshaazia's review against another edition

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5.0

This will probably be one of the best books I've ever read.

rensbookishuniverse's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

bethpindilli's review against another edition

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5.0

This is one of the best books I have ever read, from beginning to end it was powerful, beautiful and an absolutely incredible read! I wish I could rate it 10 stars!

merissac's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

I really enjoyed this book. It took me so long because another book I had been waiting on come through and had to read it right then lol. I started it as a black just month read and I’ve been making a point to read more diverse books or books with diverse characters. Back to the book, I loved the way it ended! It made my heart so happy. There were parts of this book that made me so uncomfortable but I view it as a good thing. If I’m not uncomfortable in how people were treated then I’m part of the problem. I loved the multiple pov and seeing how slavery affected everyone in different ways and some more than others.

agur001's review against another edition

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4.25

Very well written and so much to think about. I just wish we could have spent more time with some of the characters, and I felt the ending just wasn't as satisfying it could have been.