Green: A Novel - Sam Graham-Felsen

I received this book for free from Goodreads’ First Reads.

 

This book tackled adolescence, race, and privilege in the 90’s in an interesting way. In a lot of ways this book reminded me of Fresh Off the Boat (both the book and the show based on the book) because of the 90’s rap/hip hop influence.

 

Overall, I don’t quite know what to make of it. It offered a viewpoint you don’t hear about all too often which I liked. I think the book was successful in terms of a coming to age book but in regards to race and privilege, it could have been better. The author hit a double, instead of a home run.