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Heaven - Angela Johnson, John Jude Palencar I expected a lot more from this book.
Having been in a situation similar to Marley's, I felt I'd be able to really appreciate and understand the story.
Also, I like Angela Johnson's writing and the book got a Coretta Scott King award.
Sadly, I wasn't impressed by this particular story.
I remember what it had felt like to find out my parents weren't who I'd thought. It's a really big thing to take on as a young person and there's a lot of reconfiguration of life, beliefs and...well, everything. I didn't feel Marley's character adequately portrayed the inner turmoil that shakes a girl up when she finds out she's not who she thought. Granted, some of that did come through, but it felt quick and painless, almost glossed-over.
I expected to learn more about her relationship with Sugar, about Sugar's relationship with her family, about Feather's mother. I just wanted there to be more and it seemed too pat, too sweet, too dream-like, where everything's pretty and nothing means anything.