This review is from: The Invention of Wings (Hardcover)
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The book is set in 19th century Charleston and is based around two characters, Sarah Grimke and Handful her slave. The story flicks between the two between each chapter and is based around them growing from young girls into young women. The book really held my interest, I've never read a book based around slavery or this point in American history before and Twelves Years a Slave (the movie) was still fresh in my mind. Whilst the punishments given to the slaves or their living conditions aren't as shocking as in the film, it's still there and makes a shocking read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it.