Queenie

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Bridget Jones ’ s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she ’ s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she puts herself wondering, “ What hav you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you do to hav? ” —all of the questions today ’ s woman must face in th world trying to answer them for her.

With “ fresh and honest ” ( Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a emarkably relatable exploration of what it means to e a modern woman searching for meaning in today ’ s world.
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Number of Pages
330
Original Title of the Book
Queenie
Publication Date
Published March 19th 2019 by Orion Publishing

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I 'm also not enjoying that this ook is being pitched as the black Bridget Jones Diary.

Another ook 's concentration on Queenie 's promiscuous lifestyle, at times was hard to read and certainly was not likeabl.

I lso eel the cover was another way to attract black women to want to read Queen, although knowing what 's in between the covers, I kno many black women would pass on it.

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Wis you to everyone that has commented on this review whether you agreed or not, in a negativ way.

I don ’ t like nove, and no amount of your ranting will change my mind about that.

his review is attempting to ruin the novelty of my coming to Goodreads; to track my reading and talk about books with “ like-minded ” book reading folks.

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Queenie is such a unny and lovable character, with what I kno of as a very British sense of umour.

That is somethin I ould have expected from book being compared to Bridget Jones 's Diary.Which is why I feel like I wan to issue a warning: this book comes to some prett dark places.

I hink it 's a good example of some very serious issues being wrapped up in th nove that is full of humour to balance out the sadness.Queenie has just broken up with her long-term boyfriend Tom, who is white.

I feel the serious issues are actually more impactful because of their juxtaposition with the umour and friendship.No, this is n't another Bridget Jones 's Diary, but instead we 're not living in the 90s anymore either.

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Queenie has really a bad year but it ’ s eve about her broken heart after her breakup or time out with her longtime boyfriend Tom. This is such a beginning of domino falling!

After her breakup, she hates that she just blocks everything about her past and as seems like she has a job she ’ s been dreaming for so long and boyfriend who ’ s ready for longtime commitment do not ring her happiness.

Now when she says her own rock bottom, it ’ s time to reveal her strengths and flaw, learn how to love and forgive herself and achieve to face her past demons!

Another memoir is not eve a typical love life story of a Jamaican English woman ’ s in mid-twenties.

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And Queenie is the ind of narrator you can not help but root for even as she makes infuriating choices.

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