Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Review: When the Black Girl Sings

Book: When the Black Girl Sings
Author: Bil Wright
Pages: 266
Rating: 3.6 out of 5
Cover Rating: 4 out of 5
I think it expresses the emotions and characteristics of the story well.

Lahni has a pretty good life. She may be adopted, but her two white parents love her as much as if she were her own. However, her life starts getting a little bit more complicated when her mother and father start fighting more and more often, and soon breakup. Lahni is so angry at her father for leaving her and her mother. However, she is elected to be one of the talent contest singers and soon joins the church that her and her mother recently started attending's choir group. Will Lahni be able to sort out her family problems, and be able to compete in the contest?

"When the Black Girl Sings" was a pretty good book! It was different and original how Bil Wright incorporated singing and family problems into the story. It was realistic and seemed like problems that might really happen in someones life. I think it would have been nice if the story wouldn't have been quite as negative, but the ending was nice! I also wish that Marcus's character, the choir director, would have been a little bit more well developed. Overall, "When the Black Girl Sings" was a good read!

1 comment:

Kate said...

This sounds like a good read. Thanks for the review :)