Queenie : Book  Review

Art&Books Digest reviews Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

I know I’m super late to this party, but I still enjoyed it. Not gonna lie at the beginning, I really wasn’t feeling Queenie too much, but I liked that.

I feel it takes a certain ability to write a character in a way that she’s not going to be likeable initially, but readers still heavily sympathise with.

It’s relatable after all, we are human and realistically we’re all flawed in some way.

I hated seeing the lack of love Queenie had for herself and the awful treatment she received from men. Safe to say her taste in men is TRASH!

But I’m also side-eyeing her so-called “friend” Cassandra, her behaviour towards Queenie was completely inexcusable and makes me question how she really views her friend.

I think my biggest takeaway was that this book resonated with parts of my experience as a Jamaican British Women. Honestly, I saw some parallels between myself and Queenie, so certain things hit different 🥴

Many of my other Black British Female friends, had also experienced one or more things that took place in the book, so this book became the basis of much wider discussion between my friends and I, which I think has been quite therapeutic.

@artandbooksdigest_

Check Out Our Book Reviews of The Gilded Ones

Also our Food Reviews from our resident foodie Sochimama Eats

The Spotlight Sessions

Bolo Activation

Black Owned London Partners with Bumble

Business

I Am Black Owned London series launched

Business

Videos & Media

Businesses Shorts

I
Business
I
Our Mission
I
About Us
I
Lifestyle
I
I AM Series
I
The Spotlight Sessions
I
BOLO Business Podcast

Search


Business Locations


BOLO Fest Business Shortlist


Books by Black British Authors pt1

As part of the ‘Discovery’ series, Black Owned London is looking to list the very best of everything. So here’s a list of Books by British Black authors.

British Black Owned Skin Care brands pt1

As part of the ‘Discovery’ series, Black Owned London is looking to list the very best of everything. So here’s a list of British Black Owned skin care products.

Black British Personal Trainers To Follow

As part of the ‘Discovery’ series, Black Owned London is looking to list the very best of everything. So here’s a list of Male personal trainers that are inspiring people up and down the country and around the world. Each have strong brands, personalities and very different styles. One thing is for sure, their years of dedication to their craft is very evident to see.

Sochimama Eats- Ayannas Foodie Review

Black Owned London’s Resident Foodie Sochimama Eats visits Ayannas restaurant and gives her take on the experience.

British Black Owned Hair Care Brands

As part of the ongoing ‘Discovery’ series, Black Owned London is looking to list the very best of everything. So here’s a list of British Black Owned hair care products.

Readers Corner- Gilded Ones Book review

Art&Books Digest reviews The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Our main character, Deka is on the cusp of womanhood and at the age of 16….