Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Ain't No Sunshine

Title:  Ain't No Sunshine
Author:  Leslie DuBois
Genre:  Interracial Romance; Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Little Prince Publishing
Release date:  August 21, 2010
File Size/Pages:  191 kb/218 pages
Source:  Bought

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  Though it is against the law in 1960s Virginia, Stephen Phillips wants to marry his colored neighbor, Ruthie. Growing up in a physically abusive home, his love for Ruthie was the only thing that helped him survive. Instead of giving in to social and family prejudice, Stephen decides to fight for love. And it’s a fight that could lead to murder. Racism and revenge darken this psychological drama set against the backdrop of the segregated South.

Review:  Stephen Phillips, the main character, takes us through this outstanding journey of his life, and the love that he has for his African-American neighbor, Ruthie.  The entire story takes place in the precinct, where he tells the cop, as well as us, the entire story of how life was for Ruthie and himself.  First of all, I would just like to state that Leslie DuBois is one of the most amazing authors ever; this book was great, controversial, and it tackled a lot of issues that I've never seen tackled before.  One of the issues that was tackled in this book was interracial relationships, and I felt as if though it was done tastefully; people still go through these struggles today.  This book was incredibly amazing; Leslie DuBois literally came up with outstanding controversies and handled them in the most tactful way.  I would strongly recommend this book to people, and be warned, you will definitely not expect the outcome.  Ain't No Sunshine will literally have you sitting on the edge of your seat, from start to the very end.

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