Reviews tagging Death of parent
ruthiethetoothie's review against another edition
Graphic: Racism, Domestic abuse, and Gun violence
Moderate: Racial slurs, Xenophobia, and Death of parent
purplelake's review against another edition
While novel centers around Noah’s childhood in South Africa, he and his mother are a binary star system, revolving around each other. The amount of respect Noah has for his mother, for all her strengths and weaknesses, charms and faults, is apparent in every word. And Noah’s mother is truly an incredible woman, providing wisdom and opportunity even during apartheid.
The story unfolds through witty vignettes, weaving the timeline back and forth, both non-sequential and somehow the way Noah’s tale is best told. Noah’s candid and irreverent voice is what truly puts this book over the top, guiding his audience through the race struggle of post-apartheid South Africa with grace and humor.
It comes as no surprise that Born a Crime is a comedic masterpiece, but it is the heart of the novel that makes it worth the read.
Graphic: Domestic abuse, Cursing, Excrement, Gun violence, Murder, Physical abuse, Racism, Toxic relationship, and Violence
Moderate: Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Child abuse, Death, Death of parent, Grief, Misogyny, Pregnancy, and Sexism
Minor: Animal cruelty, Blood, Body horror, Drug abuse, Drug use, Medical content, and Suicide
emberthestylesage's review against another edition
Graphic: Alcoholism, Bullying, Child abuse, Gun violence, Physical abuse, Racism, Toxic relationship, and Violence
Moderate: Death and Death of parent
Minor: Suicide and Suicide attempt
empathephant's review against another edition
I think what another review said is a perfect description: "I...admired how he [told] his story as it is. He had every chance to glorify the life he lived in South Africa and he did not. To me, it was more like he wrote the book to shed light on the circumstances that kids like him grew up in rather than talk about his own life."
Graphic: Blood, Child abuse, Gore, Gun violence, Murder, Physical abuse, Racism, and Violence
Moderate: Alcoholism, Animal death, Confinement, Death of parent, Domestic abuse, Hate crime, Medical content, Medical trauma, and Suicidal thoughts
Minor: Addiction, Animal cruelty, Misogyny, Police brutality, Rape, and SlaveryThe last chapter contains the most graphic descriptions of violence.