book review: Tupelo Honey by Lis Anna-Langston

4/5 Stars

Tupelo Honey, born 7 pounds and 3 ounces. She does not know her father, her mother is a drug-addict, her mother’s boyfriend is a drug dealer, her uncles are a little “touched” (something we say in the South), her grandfather died before she knew him, and her grandmother is doing her best to hold the family together.

This book will really hit home for those of us who were born and raised in the South and even more so for those who come from dysfunctional families. Lis Anna-Langston writes a novel that is happening in most households then and now. It’s rare to find a book that you not only enjoy, but you can connect to. It’s a hard life when you are forced to grow up before your time or some days you don’t feel safe in a place that is meant to serve as protection. It becomes a scary world for a child and that can sometimes have a damaging effect on how the child sees the world.

She takes us on a journey and we get to see the world through her eyes; and what a journey it is. If you love Southern Fiction or books centered on families, then I would definitely recommend this book to you.

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