So what can I say to possibly justify the awesomeness of this book!? Possibly nothing new. But I shall try. This book is not the kind that I would usually read but seeing as it had won numerous awards, I went and bought a copy. Of course the amazing book cover also compelled me to finally get it. I didn’t regret the decision. This book is amazing. It makes you cry, it makes you laugh, sometimes at the same time. Really the book is an emotional roller coaster. Its set in a time where the African American race were enslaved. As with real life drama, there are good people and bad people on both sides of the fence, but the way this story has been told is heart rendering. I loved every minute of it and contrary to the impressing it gives of (a very intense and serious impression really) the book is written in a very light-hearted and funny manner even while its addressing such serious issues as racism and slavery. I think everyone should read this for sure.