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Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place. 

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle-class peers. After a messy break-up from her white long-term boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places...including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth. 

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?” - all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her. 

With “fresh and honest” (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world.

©2019 Candice Carty-Williams (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • Susan
  • 2019-03-21

Growing up for Grownups

I chose the all star rating because narration, plot, the unfolding of the story, with character development, all flavored with amazing humor, pathos, and the blossoming of the characters, presented in a bird’s eye view of the story, blended together to create an outstanding novel. The theme of interracial relationships between black and white delved into fear, power, and differences between outward appearances of both racial groups. It dismissed stereotypes of racial sexuality. It displayed the folly of misconceptions that humans base relationships on, with a delightful description of the beauty inherent in all humans. PLEASE read it to discover life. Would be a great book for high school students with the psychologies presented regarding motives for sexual activities.

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  • Au global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-22

Great Read

I thoroughly enjoyed listening. The story is very relatable. I have been Queenie. Totally recommend this book !

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Susan Crowe
  • 2019-04-05

Don't touch her hair !!!!

Where do i begin with this one?
Queenie, Queenie, Queenie. She sort of reminded me of myself when i was younger. Not the promiscuous parts but the "not having your shit together parts".
I LOLed several times. I enjoyed this audiobook. There were a few shock factor moments but all in all it was a good book. Don't listen with children around though. I was listening while in a fast food drive thru with my window down and had to turn it off until i was able to close my window back.
Reminded me of a Jamaican Bridgette Jones maybe?
The narrator was perfect.
I do recommend it for a little mindless chic-lit.

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  • Marcia C.
  • 2019-04-05

Queenie !

Love love loved it!
Queenie is addictive!
Quick read just do it!
You will laugh, cry and pondering the issues Queenie faces.

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  • Blissfully Booked
  • 2019-03-25

I wanted to like it

I was underwhelmed with this story as it flitted about jumping from one issue to another. It had the potential but it never really grabbed me.

Queenie went through some hardships as a child, which made for a hot mess of a grown-up Queenie. She’s has low self worth and engages in some pretty risky encounters with white men after a breakup with Tom, her white boyfriend who thought nothing of his uncle using the N-word when referring to her.

Good for her for walking away.

What baffles me is - why would she take such a hard stance with Tom about racist comments and then go out to carry on with white men who objectify her and use her (horrifically) to satisfy their curiosity of being with a black woman.

And then there were the little detours into the realm of BLM. If you are going to take that on... commit to it. Give it the space that it deserves.

The story was just flat to me. It didn’t know what it wanted to be.

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  • S. Knight-gillum
  • 2019-03-22

Ugh

Such an annoying character who is miserable 99% of the book.
Very ‘now’ book-maybe a little too pop culturey for my liking. Hooray for the NAO shout out though!

Not a Bridget Jonesesque book b/c Bridget Jones was more zany mishaps and lighthearted.

No likable male characters at all. The “corgis” were there for fluff. A go nowhere story with no real plot or development.
Leaves you feeling rather bleak overall.

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  • Au global
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  • WenMela
  • 2019-05-20

Really poignant message about being objectified

Great story about learning from our mistakes and realizing it sometimes takes a village to make a positive change for yourself. I love the support that Queenie get from her besties!

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  • LATOYA LEWIS
  • 2019-05-20

The Black Womans Burden

Whew Chile......this book was a breath of fresh air. As though being black wasn't enough but being a black jamaican coconut (black shell but white inside) living in London was the topping on the cake. Talking about the taboo of therapy in the black community and how being strong is holding in feelings and keep going. Queenie's life echoes so many black women. Her trauma growing up, her relationship with her mother and grandparents was spot on. Her support system, friends, and coworkers. Her not knowing her worth or not seeing her beauty and settling for ain't shit men, white men because she didn't think she was beautiful enough for a brother to love her. Queenie slept with different men after a miscarriage and a breakup with her boyfriend if 3 years. Racism was visited along with sexual harassment, and sexism.Through therapy she was able to free herself from generational black women issues. Chessca, Darcy, and Cassandra were her real friends, I love their love for her. Friends holding one another accountable and having each other's back. This book is highly recommended for all women of color. #mentalhealthawareness #book24of2019 #bookworm #whatsnext

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  • EdnaRuth O.
  • 2019-05-18

rollercoaster ride for sure.

I was so frustrated with the main character... but glad when she finally got a win

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  • Peggy Curci
  • 2019-05-16

not Bridget Jones Diary

Was not the best for a mother daughter book club, the description needs updating. Very mature situations!