Current Read-Beloved

Culture

 

The Pulitzer Prize winning book Beloved is on must read lists everywhere and rightly so. I have to admit I had a hard time reading the first couple of chapters. I’m not sure if it was as confusing as I thought, or if I was simply not in the mood to read. Once I got past the beginning, I was all in. I read this book basically in one day.

I can understand why some high schools have Beloved as required reading. We all have read about slavery in history books and seen it in movies. Nothing I have read or seen personalized slavery and made it so real, as the way this book did. A must read for sure.