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Jazz Baby by Beem Weeks

beem weeksAmazing book about good people in bad situations. The life of the main character could have turned out so differently if she had not gone to town that night, or if she had not met Pig, or if her dad had been able to look out for her, This novel is about a young girl with great talent, but not much control over her destiny, and how toxic encounters and survival instinct lead her to make some pretty tough life choices. I loved the book, I could feel the despair, fear, courage and lack of control that the main character experiences. Sometimes, people have to do what they have to do in order to survive. It’s not always pretty, it’s not always what they want to, but sometimes, they just have no choice. It’s a touching story, but with no self pity. It’s both sad because of the helpless situations she finds herself in and full of courage at how she handles herself. Been Weeks has written an absolute gem.

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  1. WOW! Thank you so much for your kind words, Nadege. I am truly humbled by your assessment of my work. Your review has put me on the moon today! Thank you.

    • Nadege Nicoll says:

      Happy moon landing!! You are so welcome, I loved your book. I’m getting started on your short stories “slivers of life”.

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