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Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

2 reviews

kerrence30's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

My preconceived notions of this book were found to be unjustified. Although the nature of the story is hugely challenging the main concept is thoroughly discussed in the conversations between characters and helps to educate on the variety of mindsets from the time. There is no possible defence for the historical wrongdoing to the enslaved black in America, and this novel really highlights a series of lived experiences which is lost or forgotten in today’s world. It is undeniably a tough read, but one worth partaking, particularly by those not POC, if nothing else to educate and humble.

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trippalli's review

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challenging dark emotional informative reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

A realistic and challenging historic fiction about slavery based on real stories and real people, their suffering and the cruelty of slavery. The need for people to work together to overcome social wrongs like the horrible historic truth of slavery is evident. The uplifting effect of religion and reading for the slaves is throughout the story a continuous hopefulness for the people suffering in the stories herein

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