05 August 2013
Review: Bitter Chocolate
Bitter Chocolate by Lesley Lokko
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another perfectly indulgent offering from Lesley Lokko. This would suit perfectly well as a New Adult and when I classify books as New Adult it's Lesley Lokko's work I generally use as a guide.
If you need something to get invested in, something to make you think, something to make you feel every emotion under the sun and something to stay in your head, then look no further.
Bitter Chocolate reminded me a little of [b:Sundowners|906497|Sundowners|Lesley Lokko|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348987258s/906497.jpg|891642]. They have some similar elements such as the different lives and people converging and a very artistic/designer character. There is a mix of poverty and wealth and the struggles of going between them - and best of all it feels so REAL. There is romance and hardship and love and hate. And there are three very confused young ladies, unsure of how their life is going to pan out and whether they're making the right (or more often wrong) decision.
It's best to set aside some time for Lesley Lokko because once you start you'll be hooked and won't be able to read anything else until you finish the book. Then you'll want to pick up another.
This book is a book for all seasons. It's great for summer when you want to chill, winter for when you need something comforting, autumn for those lengthening nights and spring for the freshness of the world. AWESOME.
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