Finished Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. I received a copy for review.
As a teenager, August has three best friends and they love but want to escape Brooklyn. They picture bright futures for themselves–acting, dancing, going to college–and everything feels possible. But they are also teenage girls (teenage black girls) and so life is also fraught. There are boys. There are family problems. It gets harder to dream.
This is a really short but incredibly powerful novel. I loved August (and her friends) and I wanted them to stay together, make good choices and get out. But it’s also an honest novel, by which I mean not everyone gets a happy ending. (Note: this is an adult novel, and there is a lot going on.)
I need to read everything else Jacqueline Woodson has ever written, like NOW.