A review by rachaelbeau
The Mothers, by Brit Bennett

emotional hopeful reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


The writing in this novel was some of the best I've ever read. There were so many excellent quotes and observations, I'll be thinking about this book for a long time. The characters were so well fleshed out. I liked that our main girl wasn't super likeable. I also really liked that no one was inherently good or bad, they were flawed and acted out of desperation or love. 

The reason this book wasn't a 5 star read was the greek chorus/Mothers portion of the story. I didn't love it, and I didn't connect with it at all. It was confusing, and really didn't offer much to the story. I felt like it was a good idea, but wasn't fully fleshed out. 

I highly recommend. 

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