A review by beebeewin
Betty, by Tiffany McDaniel

dark emotional reflective sad tense slow-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


I liked this book despite it being a very intense read. I would warn anyone starting this book to be prepared for some dark and heartbreaking content. Yet, I do think it was worth a read simply for the beautiful prose, imagery, and relationships between siblings and parents. I was drawn in by this book and at the same time knew I needed space to process it all. Landon Carpenter was the most loveable character of all and finishing this book on Father's day felt like such a way to honor him. The ending was perfectly poetic. The lower rating was only because for me at times it felt a little to graphic, still recommend this book.

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