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    He put a hand on my thigh and moved it higher digging his nails into my skin That'll be a pair of tights gone This book is a bit de

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    This is the kind of novel whose excellence sneaks up on you The beginning is kind of rocky and I wasn't sure where the book was going but then it gets great and unputdownable and I held my breath reading as fast as I could to see what would happen to ueenie This is an amazing novel about what it means to be a black girl wh

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    I empathized a lot with the protagonist and her struggles along with the portrayal of mental health including the cultural stigma of seeking therapy how childhood affects the way we treat relationships how we internalize racism and learn to love ourselves as a WOC etc The audiobook narrator also did a great job at bringing the story to life I struggle to emotionally connect with this book as much as I should mainly because the p

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    5 shiny rebellious beautiful stars As soon as I started this book I thought I was having a light reading Because the book is advertised as modern version of Bridget Jones But after a few pages later I realized this is deeper heart wrenching darker and twisted story of a young woman who is looking for a tree branch to not

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    ueenie is the newest debut sensation coming out of the UK by Candace Carte Williams Sadly it was not my cup of tea for a few reasons Firstly the good things about the book are the writing especially the natural dialogue and the fact that ueenie does get that mental health care that she so desperately needs However as a whole this book is based on too many black women stereotypes I really feel the author shoul

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    Why I love itby Jojo MoyesI have to confess I have a prior interest in ueenie’s author Candice Carty Williams A few years ago I created a competition offering up my cottage to an aspiring writer in need of time and space to complete their project Candice was the first winner chosen from than 600 applicants She had never driven outside London before and it took her six hours to make a two hour journey the kind of thing that would happen t

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    A tiresome novel that made me cranky Everything about ueenie screams middle school angst ueenie and her crew think and act like 12 year olds trapped in 25 year old bodies Take away some of the sex replace their jobs with 7th grade classes and y

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    Rating 475I loved this book Such an unexpected gem of a read I went into this one blind I knew nothing about it I read no reviews I freuently check out my library for new audio books I saw this bold orange cover of a book called ueenie It drew me in I listened to a sample of the audio A heavy accent by the narrator It d

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    This book is being pitches as Bridget Jones Diary meets Americanah but it feels like Bridget Jones Diary meets Eleanor Oliphant is C

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Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Candice Carty-Williams

Ional newspaper where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers After a messy break up from her long term white boyfriend ueenie seeks comfort in all the wrong placesincluding several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self worthAs ueenie careens from one uestionable decision. I empathized a lot with the protagonist and her struggles along with the portrayal of mental health including the cultural stigma of seeking therapy how childhood affects the way we treat relationships how we internalize racism and learn to love ourselves as a WOC etc The audiobook narrator also did a great job at bringing the story to life I struggle to emotionally connect with this book as much as I should mainly because the progression of the narrative felt disjointed The first 23 of the book is repetitive in her making poor decisions with terrible white men then the last 13 of the book becomes of a grander statement of being a black girl and reveals the root cause of why ueenie makes so many flawed decisions I wish the two had been better interwoven together for a nuanced portrayal rather than a grand revelation towards the end As a result this felt forced rather than proper representation especially when a lot of the writing seemed to generalize the struggles of black women due to the main character speaking for all black women and making blanket statements VS presenting this as an individual case that s symptomatic of a systemic issue I think what would ve helped is if the author had peppered hints to ueenie s past and childhood throughout the book in a natural way rather than dumping everything towards the end and framing it as a grand political statement Overall I have no problem with the protagonist s self destructive tendencies and repetitive mistakes at all I truly empathize with her and have had a similar mindset it was so the disjointed execution that prevented me from being fully impacted by what the author intended for this story

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ueenie by Candice Carty-Williams

To another she finds herself wondering “What are you doing Why are you doing it Who do you want to be” all of the uestions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for herWith “fresh and honest” Jojo Moyes prose ueenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world. Rating 475I loved this book Such an unexpected gem of a read I went into this one blind I knew nothing about it I read no reviews I freuently check out my library for new audio books I saw this bold orange cover of a book called ueenie It drew me in I listened to a sample of the audio A heavy accent by the narrator It drew me in I grabbed a copy of the audio and jumped right inueenie is a hot mess She s a 26 year old Jamaican woman living in London and just completely a mess We meet her as she is taking a break from her live in boyfriend which HE wants not her He asks her to move out and by this point she s already on a downward spiral She can t face reality She s out of control She puts herself in a few dangerous situations I think She s got no money living in a nasty flat with a few flatmates she s not there for her job she lets the WORST men abuse her she has issues with how people see her as a black woman She doesn t feel she s worth it she really has had a hard life It s an absolute train wreck but you can t help but watch When she hits the lowest of lows she must bring herself back up And so you watch her bring herself out of the pit and show her strengthTo be honest I almost stopped with this one Initially it was a bit sexually graphic for me Just not what I tend to read I actually started another book but then I did read a few reviews One said stick with it Thanks Esil So I pushed on and I m so glad I did The book gets off to a bit of a rocky start But it immediately just jumps in to a life already out of control All I can say is stick with it When someone has issues and is mentally struggling it s never a pretty sight But you must see everything in it s entirety to see where ueenie is at I m so glad I stuck with this one It made me cringe made me glad I m married oh the horrors of dating apps made me laugh but made me root for ueenie Even though a few times I wanted to shake heryou knew she would just make the worst decisionsI also must say publishers DON T COMPARE THIS TO BRIDGET JONES This is so not like Bridgette Jones other than a young girl living in London and dating ueenie is so much If you think you are going to find a Bridgette Jones here skip this one Romantic comedy this is NOT Anyway I loved this book and just loved the audio narration The narrator did a fabulous job A highlight of a read for 2019 for me I ll remember this one for some time So why not 5 stars I m stingy with 5 stars But I had to knock it a bit for being uite sexually graphic yes made it hard to listen to the audio when husband is around saying what ARE you listening to and the reading of emails and text back and forth initially drove me bonkers So far this is my top read of the year And I ll just say give this one a shot and just stick with it It s such a reward in the end

Free read Ë E-book, or Kindle E-pub ô Candice Carty-Williams

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 placeueenie Jenkins is a 25 year old Jamaican British woman living in London straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither She works at a nat. He put a hand on my thigh and moved it higher digging his nails into my skin That ll be a pair of tights gone This book is a bit deceiving ueenie is such a funny and lovable character with what I think of as a very British sense of humour The book opens with multiple scenes that made me laugh and the author uickly builds up a warm and hilarious dynamic between ueenie and her girlfriends the Corgis and between ueenie and her Jamaican grandparents This is everything I would have expected from a book being compared to Bridget Jones s DiaryWhich is why I feel like I need to issue a warning this book goes to some really dark places Bridget Jones is klutzy and embarrassing ueenie is a far complex and real character She is dealing with mental health issues and a post relationship breakdown The decisions she makes like having unprotected sex with lots of different men are clearly not healthy I know some readers will feel frustrated with her behaviour at times but I also think the author never portrays it as a good thing and instead honestly portrays a young woman dealing with severe anxiety in the only way she feels she can I think it s a good example of some very serious issues being wrapped up in a book that is full of humour to balance out the sadnessueenie has just broken up with her long term boyfriend Tom who is white Through flashbacks we soon learn that their relationship was pretty messed up from the start with Tom refusing to defend her against his family s casual racism ueenie doesn t see it that way though This break up has hit her hard She responds to it by hooking up with guys and having various datingsexual encounters that are a mixture of hilarious and cringy Carty Williams explores dating anxiety and racism through the eyes of a modern day Jamaican Brit and she does it all with a sense of humour and no aversion to cringe factor Oversharing at inappropriate moments dating disasters and witty badass girlfriends are just some of the sources of hilarity in this book I think the serious issues are actually impactful because of their juxtaposition with the humour and friendshipNo this isn t another Bridget Jones s Diary but then we re not living in the 90s any either ueenie is bolder complicated diverse and ultimately feminist And I see nothing to complain about in thatBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube