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Posted March 5, 2013
3.5 stars THE WISDOM OF HAIR is a beautiful book to read. I hav
THE WISDOM OF HAIR is a beautiful book to read. I have not been to southern America, but I can absolutely *feel* what it would be like from this novel. Kim Boykin writes with that type of style, so homely, and it’s so easy to devour this novel fast!
Perhaps I was supposed to dislike Winston, but I liked him a lot. He was in such desperate need of help through his alcoholism. He was addicted to—essentially through drinking until he passed out—wasting his life away. However, when Zora came into his life he slowly changed.
And I mean slowlyyy. At first he didn’t notice her for week. He just drank. But their relationship started getting closer and I adored seeing them together though it hurt a little knowing his alcoholism would always get in the way of everything he did.
Zora—well, I’m glad this girl up and left her mother. That woman was also a mess and Zora is such a great girl to narrate this story. Her new home where she moves and finds a brand new step-in family (who were more family-like than her biological one) and works as a hairdresser, which makes her happy, is surprising and lovely to see unravel.
The only reason why I gave THE WISDOM OF HAIR a 3.5-star review is because nothing wowed me to give that perfect, 5 star and the ending—although I think it fit the story fairly well—wasn’t for me.
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Posted September 6, 2013