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The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead

71 reviews

bigraymond's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced

5.0


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ellalucys's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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audra_spiven's review against another edition

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

5.0

Heartbreaking and important. 

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surefinewhatever_'s review against another edition

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

4.5

I’m still processing my thoughts & feelings regarding this book. Colson Whitehead is a master at his craft and writes such horrible scenes so beautifully. There was a moment near the end where my jaw dropped and tears filled my eyes. Not to mention that I think this novel had the best first line I’ve ever read, stating “Even in death the boys were trouble.”  Be sure to check out the long list of content warnings before reading.

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sarvanl's review against another edition

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sad medium-paced

5.0

Absolutely paralyzing ending. Must read

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readthroughtheseasons's review against another edition

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challenging emotional reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0


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bingsdings's review against another edition

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

4.0


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wossyboy's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad medium-paced

4.25

Devastating but a beautiful and emotional read

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wildwoila's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective sad tense medium-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? It's complicated

5.0

Based on the history of a brutal boys home under Jim Crow. Nuanced critique of Rev King's call to love thy oppressor. Devastating, but with some small consolations.

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chelregel's review against another edition

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informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • 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

5.0

Without spoiling anything, this book wrecked me. I’m sitting here now just dwelling on how sad it is, only to be horrified at the fact that it’s based on reality. This is my first Colson Whitehead book, but not my last. Even though you don’t spend a lot of time getting to know every character, I still felt deeply connected to the story that was told. Everyone should read this book. 

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