Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Review: Dark Sons by:Nikki Grimes
About the Book:
A guy whose father ripped his heart out too.
You and me, Ishmael, we’re brothers, two dark sons.
Destroyed, lost, and isolated, the perspectives of two teenage boys—modern-day Sam, and biblical Ishmael—unite over millennia to illustrate the power of forgiveness.
First, I would like to say I love how the author split the book between modern day Sam and Bible times-Ishmael. I'm not a fan of the lay out but overall the writing was good. She did a fantastic job!
This is a story between two world that are remarkable different but have big similarities. Ishmael felt rejected by everyone, I am sure---even God. Sam and Ishmael both had a lot of adversities to overcome and a lot of racial and ethnic divides that forced them into a corner that many minorities have to battle every day.
The author was able to correlate between the two and provide a path to forgiveness. Forgiveness that was very much needed on both ends of the spectrum.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.