What is a Book Slay? This is a book that has me all in my feelings. I'm talking about talking to the book, throwing the book across the room, and shedding a tear or two. It is a book so well written that I have to reach out to the author and let them know they did that!
Where do I even begin to unpack this story? Do I start where 8-year-old Lavender is raped by her uncle? Do I start with the contrast of what would Jesus do vs the church? Do I start with insecurity? The violence. Malcom X once said the most disrespected person in America is the Black Woman. This book right here had me all in my feelings, made me think about the church and being a Christian woman, and it made me mad as hell. I have never hated every single character in a book, NEVER! The story is about Lavender who at 8 years old is touched by her uncle and she eventually get pregnant by him at 13. She is sent to a home for pregnant girls where she is talked into keeping her baby instead of giving it up for adoption (problem #2034). She has the baby and knows instantly she is not ready to be a mom, so she leaves the baby and runs away. She runs right into trouble as she bums a ride to Vegas where she eventually is turned out to be a prostitute. My heart breaks for her. This book is DRAMA! This book is about forgiveness, church people, addiction, sin and love. This book was engaging, tragic, funny at times, thought provoking and off the chain. This book is EVERYTHING and you should read this book.