Book Mail~Twice as Perfect by Louisa Onome
Book mail!! Finally got to lose myself in this new beauty by @louisaonome and it is everything! I adore honest contemporary stories that feature family love and the pressures of being part of the diaspora, brimming with friendship, humor and heart. TWICE AS PERFECT has it all and more. I’m in love!
“For seventeen-year-old Adanna Nkwachi, life is all about duty: to school and the debate team, to her Nigerian parents, and even to her cousin Genny as Adanna helps prepare Genny’s wedding to Afrobeats superstar Skeleboy. Because ever since her older brother, Sam, had a fight with their parents a few years ago and disappeared, somebody had to fill the void he left behind. Adanna may never understand what caused Sam to leave home, but the one thing she knows is that it’s on her to make sure her parents’ sacrifices aren’t in vain.
One day, chance brings the siblings together again.although she fears how her parents will react if they find out she and Sam are back in touch, Adanna is determined to get answers about the night Sam left—Sam, who was supposed to be an engineer but is now, what, a poet? The more she learns about Sam’s poetry, the more Adanna begins to wonder of maybe her own happiness is just as important as doing what’s expected of her. Amid parental pressure, anxiety over the debate competition, a complicated love life, and the Nigerian wedding-to-end-all-weddings, can Adanna learn, just this once, to put herself first?”
And…It’s out now! Congratulations on this gorgeous novel, Louisa Onome! I’m savoring every moment of it. 😍😍😍