Young God

By Katherine Faw Morris


193 pages

What’s it about?
Nikki is a 13-year-old girl living in rural North Carolina.  We follow her life for a short time in this very raw novel.What did I think?
This novel was written in a bleak, sparse style that matched the plot.   Reading this book was much like watching a train wreck- you want to look away but somehow you just don’t.   The writer has style, but her characters lack depth and you start to feel like you are being beaten with a hammer.   The best sparse, raw novels are the ones where we catch a small glimpse of goodness in the face of real sorrow.  It is one dismal day after another in Nikki’s life, with not even a glimmer of humanity or beauty.Should you read it?
It is incredibly quick and if you like raw, bleak novels then you may enjoy this.  I think there are better books out there that are written in this style.

“HEROIN IS THE MOST SECRET OF THEM ALL and needles are the most secret part and she has loved secrets ever since she was a little girl.”

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