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We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds

9queenbee9's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Sometimes you find a book that is exactly the words and feelings you can’t put out. This one was too close to home when it comes to trauma bound, ancestors and the trauma they are leaving behind them, the no-communication problem we can still presence in our culture. 
It was perfectly well written and I devoured this audiobook in 2 days. 
I totally recommend this book 🥰

danileah07's review

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

3.0


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jkreads's review

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

4.5

4.5⭐️

This book was a tender and heartbreaking exploration of intergenerational trauma, race and sexuality. There was so much pain in this book, which was compounded by the fact that the characters were running out of time to lay it all to rest before Mama Letty passed away.

This was shaping up to be a five star read to me right up until the reveal of who killed Jade’s mother. I just felt like the reasoning behind it didn’t make sense given that it was apparently well known around town that her father was having an affair and therefore the only person who would really be hurt by her death was Jade, an innocent little girl. Idk, maybe the fact it didn’t make sense was the whole point but it just felt like the author was tying up a thread that could have been left loose.

I would really recommend this as a great coming-of-age story, the writing is beautiful and I look forward to checking out Jas Hammonds’ next novel ‘Thirsty’ once it releases!

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michellejankowski's review

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emotional inspiring mysterious 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

shelf_indulgent's review

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emotional reflective 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

4.5

shawnabon's review

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

4.75

brianawright9's review

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emotional reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

bek_p87's review

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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? No

4.5

This broke my heart in a million little ways. A touchingly realistic and quiet story of love, hate, families, race, acceptance, trauma, and time. I would change only one thing about this book - and it would be a massive spoiler if I even hinted at it, so I won't - and thus I will dock half a star from my rating. A must-read.

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passivemoon's review

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emotional 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

4.5


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whitwaltman29's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced

5.0