A review by kaceyjoy
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

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


Forceful, harrowing, difficult to read at times, poignant, sad, inspiring. I felt every emotion possible throughout this novel. Having read nearly all the author's other books before coming back to their debut prepared me for the heaviness. So worth the read. Definitely recommend.

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