I Wish I Had a Red Dress Book Review Summary

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As white person, I picked this book up without a cover, not knowing it was a "black" story. I found the author's storytelling fascinating, along with the subject involved. The characters were very well defined without going into too much unecessary detail. It was a difficult book to put down and I was sorry when I was finished reading it, I wanted to hear more about the "Miz J's" life.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American Midwest If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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