Monday, July 27, 2009

#BookReview: Sag Harbor - Colson Whitehead

Based on reviews of this book and comments from other readers, I expected great things from this book. Unfortunately, I didn't receive them. The main character, Benji, an African American teen from New York doesn't really fit in at his predominantly white private school. Sag Harbor, the African American community in the Hamptons, is supposed to be the one place that he connects with his "blackness" every summer, except I get the feeling that he doesn't really. I understand the whole trying to fit into whatever world you're living in at the time, but Benji's not fitting in has nothing to do with being too black or too white, he's just too weird.

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