"As Persomi navigates the changing world around her --
the tragedies of war & the devastating racial strife of her homeland --
she finally discovers who she truly is, where she belongs,
and why her life -- and every life matters."
The distinction made in the novel between "real" children and those that are children of bywoners (sharecroppers) is significant in understanding where Persomi comes from. As the novel progresses, Persomi is continually trying to find her place in the world -- a world that isn't always welcoming of an intelligent girl from a poor family.
Learning more about South Africa's history through the eyes of Persomi was enlightening, but Persomi's personal story is also intriguing. Plagued by family secrets and overwhelmed by a longing for love, Persomi's story is compelling to read.
Thankfully there is no foul language in this novel, but please keep in mind there are certain mature themes at the beginning of the book that are minorly addressed. This book is a good read for any adult reader -- especially if you like reading historical fiction.
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~