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Black Boy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Truth, Powerful, Revealing

Want to know in depth detail about the life of a typical of an African American boy growing up in the 1920's? Well this is the book for you.

"Black Boy" is an autobiography of author Richard Wright, and his life growing up. Read as he goes in full detail of his h...
Want to know in depth detail about the life of a typical of an African American boy growing up in the 1920's? Well this is the book for you.

"Black Boy" is an autobiography of author Richard Wright, and his life growing up. Read as he goes in full detail of his harsh life at home vs. his everyday life trying to keep up and cope with the society.

Wright reveals the real action that would go on in a typical broken African American home. However, violence was not the only conflict he had to deal with. Because of his family's dedication to Religion, Wright had to assemble that in along with his behaviors-Wright always chose not to.

From stealing to getting a new job every week, Wright makes sure the reader does not want to put the book down. A definitely must read!

posted by Kathy-B on March 24, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

An okay book

Black Boy was interesting, but it seemed to me that Richard would keep going backwards even when it appeared he was moving forward. For this reason the plot, to me, seemed to be very repetitive but with different characters. It was fun noticing the differences between R...
Black Boy was interesting, but it seemed to me that Richard would keep going backwards even when it appeared he was moving forward. For this reason the plot, to me, seemed to be very repetitive but with different characters. It was fun noticing the differences between Richard the character and Wright the author, I wouldn't really recommend this book but I'm sure there's plenty of other people that would.

posted by 2637210 on January 3, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

    Lend

    Can someone plz lend this to me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    To black from evening

    Can i join your pack?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2010

    HORRIBLE

    this book is horribly boring and depressing. DO NOT READ IT! It sucks and is far from believable.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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