Thursday, April 14, 2011
I LOVE a book that can bring me into it's pages and make me envision the movie and hear the soundtrack, well, Mrs. Bernice McFadden DEFINITELY did this in her novel Sugar. I immediately fell in love with the main character Sugar and as I read along I could envision the movie and who could play each role, it really is that good. It opens up with the brutal murder and mutilation of a young girl which ties every movement of the story together and from beginning to end I couldn't put the book down, I completely understand why the fab Toni Morrison praised the author's storytelling skill-SHE'S ON POINT!! (of course she's from BROOKLYN too!! lol)
How would you manage being left to grow up in a brothel?? Raised by Madam sisters? From never knowing her mother and growing up in a brothel, to making ends meet by laying on her back, to moving into a new town that immediately hates her, to finding that mother-figure she always craved, to ultimately finding the strength to find herself Sugar is the character that represents so many women and their relationships that everyone can relate to a Sugar-situation.
There are some pretty gritty scenes but it adds so much to storyline that you can't help but admire her perfect way of telling this story. It's been so long since I've read such a book and I think anyone looking for a story that feels just too real, Sugar is the way to go.
I've been a little late on updating Glossy Pages so at the time of this post I have finished the book and have started on the sequel This Bitter Earth and learning more about Mr Sugar but I do hope that anyone looking for a book you will dream about will check out Sugar and let me know what you think and when you get done check out our next feature...