A review by nadia
Betty, by Tiffany McDaniel

challenging emotional reflective sad slow-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 took me a little while to really get into this. I struggled to get in longer reading stints near the beginning of the book and I always seemed to be sleepy when I read it — this impacted my enjoyment. But, I could tell from the beginning that the writing was absolutely beautiful and there was something special in this story.

Betty really did pick up for me and became incredibly moving. There were a lot of uncomfortable and sad scenes though, so not one to go into lightly!

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