Beckie Reads The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Why did you read this book? I put a hold on this at the library because it was in the Tournament of Books, and it ended up winning.

Has Jeremy read it? No.

42-word review: The adventures of abolitionist John Brown, narrated by a cross-dressing young ex-slave. The final raid was exciting, but it was slow going to get there. Its comic tone wasn’t actually amusing, and the juxtaposition with the serious story didn’t work for me.

Overall rating:  3 good-luck charms (out of 5)

 

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