A review by boba_n_books
Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi

challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense slow-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? Yes


This book was wild, to say the least. I was intrigued with the concept but felt a little lost towards the end. Definitely not my favorite book, but it was not a bad book by any means. It’s different from any other book I’ve read before, and I enjoyed being able to branch out in this way! 

Make sure to check CWs for this one as there is a lot of triggering material. 

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