Title: The Darkest Child
Author: Delores Phillips
How I learned about this book? Cannot remember. This was my second time reading it.
How long did it take to read it? 4 days
Was it a hard read? No.
Even though the book held a depressing tone, it was highly enjoyable. I read the book five years ago so I knew the plot, but forgotten a great deal of the details of the book. I was surprised that it kept my interest and kept me on the edge where I just had to get to another chapter (which caused me to go to sleep later than I wanted to) since this was my second time reading it.
For this to be her first book, the writing was excellent. I felt that it was an original tale especially since I have self diagnosis the mother as schizophrenic. I hardly come across books with that shows this disease in the black community.
I loved how no was perfect. Everyone had their flaws. However the other end of this could be that this made it hard for me, the reader, to like them or be able to relate to them.
With so many characters in the book, I felt that some of the supporting characters could have been developed more. I was left with the feeling that I was deprived of knowing more about them or what happened to them.
In conclusion, I highly recommend this book. So if you are interested in historical fiction set in the south about poor blacks with complexion issues, THEN THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! LOL…
Would you buy this book? Most definitely.
Would you borrow it from the library? Yes which is what I did both times I read it.