The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I picked this up expecting a nice, fun, light-hearted read. And it was. Until it wasn’t.
Bontle Tau is a twenty-something (her age changes throughout the book so I don’t even know if she knows her real age) who is living “the life”.
She has a business, lives in a penthouse, drives an expensive car and uses designer clothing. As she mentions throughout the book, she may not have a degree but she has street smarts.
She also has several blessers.
I loved how over the top Bontle’s life was. I flew through this book in a few hours. However the second part of this book turns a bit darker and Bontle’s picture perfect life starts to show more than a few cracks.
I immensely enjoyed this book but the ending left me chilled. I had grown fond of Bontle and it was tough for me to NOT root for her throughout the way.
Yes, she is self-absorbed and vain but she was clever in her own way (with her street smarts and MENcology).
Definitely give this book a try. It’s hilarious, it’s moving and it’s entertaining.
If there was anyone who could be in her situation and wear it without any shame, it would be her. The ending devastated me
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