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The Women Could Fly, by Megan Giddings

dre112358's review

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dark mysterious

4.0

eves_reads's review

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4.0

This book starts strong and ends even stronger; it held me the whole way through. Needing answers, finding more questions; curiosities stacking. I enjoyed it immensely.

In this dystopian society where witch-burnings still happen, and being Black makes you at “higher risk” this book spoke to me on multiple levels.

The main character Josephine, a mixed race Black woman celebrating her 28th birthday with the knowledge that since she is unmarried she will need to register with the Bureau of Witchcraft and if she remains unmarried at 30–will no longer be permitted to work.

Surrounded by the various people (both men and women) in her life that either know it’s wrong but go-along to get-along or genuinely see no issue with the status quo—Josephine is bold and unapologetic in her existence as a queer Black woman.

It’s a thought provoking fictional story that would recommend to anyone.

starburns's review against another edition

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emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

liltaytay's review

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dark emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

4.0

samvgass's review against another edition

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challenging mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.5

Boring

erinbloom's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

crazzyme99's review against another edition

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dark emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

amandajinut's review

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challenging dark emotional funny hopeful mysterious reflective fast-paced

4.5

oford727's review

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

5.0

lgottsacker's review against another edition

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slow-paced

2.75