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"Bright Skin is an attractively written story . . . sympathetic and unsensational in style."--Times Literary Supplement
Posted April 2, 2001
Bright Skin by Julia Peterkin shows the culture of the African Americans during the Reconstruction era. It's a story filled with comedy and drama for all. The main character, Blue, has to leave his mother and siblings behind because his mother commits a sin against his father. Therefore, Blue's father takes his son to live with his grandparents. He meets his two cousins, Cricket 'Bright Skin,'and Man Jay, who is his Uncle Wes's son. It is when he meets them that Blue's life changes forever and the real story begins. I truly enjoyed this book. The dialect was believable and it really gave you an idea about the characters. Overall, Peterkin did a good job illustrating the daily life of Blue and the others on the plantation where they resided.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.