New Book: The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson

Name of the book: The Chaos

Author: Nalo Hopkinson

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books 

What's the book about? "Sixteen-year-old Scotch struggles to fit in—at home she’s the perfect daughter, at school she’s provocatively sassy, and thanks to her mixed heritage, she doesn’t feel she belongs with the Caribbeans, whites, or blacks. And even more troubling, lately her skin is becoming covered in a sticky black substance that can’t be removed."

Why am I reading the book? Nalo Hopkinson is a gifted writer. She knows how to combine psychological insight with just the right detail to keep you reading. YA Lit is a new genre for her, and she is pitch perfect in capturing adolescent angst.

Quote from the book: 

"I tried not to listen to my own voice, to how off my accent sounded. Half Jamaica. Pretend Creole. If I didn’t watch myself. I turned “batty” into “baddy” too."

Where to buy:

Stephen Narain, Kelly Baker Josephs, and I are also discussing the novel @loveaxe:


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