Book Title: The Deep Blue Between

Author: Ayesha Harruna Attah

Publisher:   PUSHKIN PRESS

Format: Paperback

Category: Children’s Books.

Pages: 256 pages


Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina’s home is in ruins after a brutal raid. But this is not the end but the beginning of their story, one that will take them to unfamiliar cities and cultures, where they will forge new families, ward off dangers and truly begin to know themselves.
As the twins pursue separate paths in Brazil and the Gold Coast of West Africa, they remain connected through shared dreams of water. But will their fates ever draw them back together?
A sweeping adventure with richly evocative historical settings, The Deep Blue Between is a moving story of the bonds that can endure even the most dramatic change.

Book Review [spoilers free]

The Deep Blue Between is a tale of two sisters who got alienated after a raid incident that occured. (I wouldn’t want to serve you all the sweetness of this book, because you deserve the first time experience in full)

Was this book a page turner to me?
Well, I didn’t plan on reading this book during september, which was the month I got it delivered to me. I felt next month would be much better since it would be publish in October. But then, I decided to take a look at the first page paragraph and that was how I fell for it.
This book was like a magnet attraction, I couldn’t stop and that is to say; it was absolutely a page turner.

Interweaving between West Africa, South America, Europe and profuse in African history/tradition, sisterhood, syncretic Afro-Brazilian religion, culture and precolonial era.

This Young Adult fiction is quite different from the regular reads relating to this genre that we get to see. It had some theme often not seen a regular YA novel.

This read was educative and descriptive, giving raise to me researching which was worth it.

On the main protagonists, When I thought I longing for more of Hassana’s story, I equally found myself doing so for Hosseina’s story too, though the detailed description made it happened.
The connection between both, was magical and I liked how they handled what life threw at them, giving the circumstances.

I got some quote worthy of highlighting personally.

I do recommend this novel to be read.

About Author

Ayesha Harruna Attah is a Ghanaian-born writer living in Senegal. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University and New York University. She is the author of the Commonwealth Writers Prize-nominated Harmattan RainSaturdays Shadows and The Hundred Wells of Salaga, currently translated into four languages. Her writing has appeared in the New York TimesNew York Times MagazineElle ItaliaAsymptote and the 2010 Caine Prize Writers’ Anthology. This is her first book for teen readers.

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