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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Friday Quotes: Rani Patel in Full Effect

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City ReaderShare the opening quote from the book.
e Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's VoiceFind a quote from page 56.

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---

Title: Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel

Book Beginnings:
I caught him. Red handed. In the alley behind Kanemitsu's. My father and the barely out-of-adolescence homewrecker, making out. I can't stop bawling.
Friday 56:
Then I panic. What if they ask what statement I'm trying to make. I don't want to let anything about my parents slip.
Comment: I've only just started the book about Rani, an Indian-American rapper living in Hawaii. One of the themes of the book is incest and how girls lose their power in this situation. A tough subject. It is a Morris Award finalist this year (for Debut Author) so I know it has literary merit. I hope the tough topic doesn't detract from the story.


  1. This could be a tough book to read. I'm curious about how the topic of incest is handled.
    My Friday post features N√°√°piikoan Winter.

  2. This is a new-to-me author and title. Although it may be a difficult read, I hope it meets your expectations.

  3. I am curious, and I could probably handle the tough issues (because of my thirty-year career working child welfare cases!). But...hopefully the issues won't detract. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. I don't think I could read this. The issue is so enraging to me. But I do try to be open, so who knows:)

    My Friday 56 from Guarded

  5. This one is for sure not for me. Dark issues have a way of clinging to me. :-( I'd love for you and your readers to checkout my BB & 56 . . . http://tinyurl.com/LisaKsBookReviewOOTDPbyLR

  6. Interesting. The beginning has a matter of factness about it that seems like it will remain readable despite the tough topic. I hope you enjoy it!

  7. The first part definitely grabs you. I would probably have kept reading based on that alone. Now knowing that incest is a theme, I'm not so sure. I do like the narrator's voice.

  8. wow, that sounds like an interesting book - I am intrigued by the first sentence and your explantion of it. I have to check this out - blessings, and Happy New Year (found you via Friday 56) http;//withinthepagesofabook.com

  9. Wow. Heavy. And still, I'm intrigued. I tend to enjoy books with tough topics; the lived realities of some of my students mirror books with tough issues, and it's nice to have a diverse read in my pocket to recommend if they want something along those lines. Thanks for sharing!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My 56

  10. You pulled me in with the gritty nature, the realness of the story.
    Wishing you the best for 2017!

  11. That is a tough subject. I've seen this one floating around. I hope you end up liking it!

  12. I've been considering reading this one since I saw the nomination. Hope you enjoy it!


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