A review by arys_library
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

dark funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This was such an amazing book! I think if someone were to ask me for a recommendation for a book to get a beginner into books about feminine rage, while not being too gory, but still extremely fun and gripping; this would be one of the top recommendations.

I thought this book was so fun and I absolutely loved the writing style. It's just under 250 pages and each chapter is extremely short (some chapters are only a paragraph long) so it's a pretty quick read and could be used to get out of a reading slump.

Since the POV was with the character who WASNT a serial killer, it isn't very graphic or gory, but it still is extremely gripping. After finishing this book, I actually prefer this point of view. it gives depth to the characters and their relationship. It highlights petty sibling feuds and jealousy, and how factors can change and stay the same going into adulthood.

the writing style and characters and everything else were so brilliant that this ending didn't make me too upset, it's just something to think about. I am planning on reading another work of Braithwaite in the future, this story was truly brilliant.

 i do wish the ending were a little different. but it was still a nice ending that didn’t have many flaws, it was just my opinion and preference so i don’t think that too anything from the book. 

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