A review by blessing_aj
Lucky Girl by Irene Muchemi-Ndiritu

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


It was a good read and I happen to think that this book had one of the most idyllic endings, given the nature of Soila’s mother’s nemesis, and I loved it for them.

Soila’s path on her journey to independence, was more complicated than it needed to be, but what memorable character is without their own problems? 

That said, I cringed every time Soila said things like ‘the African sun’ or “African drums’, and every other time she made some generalized statement about Africans.