The Secret Life Of Lucy Bosman by Rebekah L. Pierce
The Secret Life of Lucy Bosman has truly opened my eyes to a world and time I knew very little of. The struggles and treatment of coloured people that Rebekah describes is heart-breaking and I’m manly enough to admit, bought a tear to my eye. The way the writer has described the setting for the story is beautiful, and that, combined with Lucy Bosman’s flashbacks, transports you into a world of prejudice and heartbreak, but also bravery, courage, faith and compassion.
I know in America there is Black History Month, something I didn’t get in the UK during my school education. Much research has gone into this down to the simplest detail such as fashion and speech and I have learnt so much through this book that I struggled to put it down. It is elegantly written and there are no pointless characters. Every character has a purpose, and represents a different person of society, giving you a well-rounded and unbiased story. I loved characters and hated others, yet somehow managed to find compassion for them too. I was surprised by certain events in the book and even by some characters, particularly Mr Tom Parker, who surely surprised me in the end. It is not just a story about discrimination and a suppressed society, but also about friendship, love, fear and dreams.
I am normally a person who says “Give me a story with dragons, wizards, mutants and superheroes any day.” Yet, just like she did with Murder On Second Street: The Jackson Ward Murders, Rebekah has managed to sway me again.
I recommend this book no matter what your favourite genre. I guarantee, you will love it!