ISBN: 1982160136
EAN13: 9781982160135
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 1, 2021
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Other Black Girl

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BC

Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. --Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism. --The Washington Post

Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she's thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW.

It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the Read More chevron_right

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   Must Read
This book was a page turner from the epilogue to the conclusion. The author drew you with the suspenseful epilogue and then took you for a ride as you try to keep pace with all characters and plot twist. The way she developed each character gives you a feeling as if you know her personally. The book is so well written that I could visualize this fictional story actually coming to life and being true. Suspenseful must read must read
I bought the book with high hopes and was let down. The first chapter brought me in and it was all downhill from there. I found myself slapping pages in the hopes that I would come sooner to the interesting part. In my opinion, it was not translated properly, but it will probably look better on the screen. I did not finish it - i have left about 50 pages, but i do not want to give up my precious time.
   Unpopular, almost dislike rating
I thought I was going to like and maybe love this book, but I found it confused and unclear and with entirely too many people who were unestinguished from each other. It is blindingly clear that I am not woken '' enough to grasp much of the situation. Hazel's character, however, made me extremely uncomfortable from the start, which I believe was the plan. It will probably make for good book club discussion for the issues raised, but I can not endorse the writing. It evaded me simply.
I have not yet finished the book, but it is not due to it because it is boring. I read only when I am working, as my job has a lot of down time. This book is exactly how white people feel in a work place surrounded by black people, whether they are racist, cool or unaware. I like that the author struggles with her own enthincity, showing you the effects of not being raised around your own. Not even halfway through and I look forward to the rest of the read.
   I was disappointed
I could not get into this book. I read several chapters, but it dragged just. If I am bored and don 't have any books to read, I would try it again, but I didn 't enjoy it.
   One of the worst books I have ever read.
did not understand the hype at all. I bought this based on the 2021 Wall Street Journal summer recommendations. From cover to cover, read it cover to cover, waiting for something to happen andor make sense at minimum. I did not understand any of it. Too many plot holes and the flow of the characters never made any sense either. A total waste of time and money! Total waste of time and money! ''
I agree with many of the other reviewers. I really wanted and tried to like this book. However, I was determined to finish it regardless. I kept hoping that the story line would come together and make perfectly good sense. Instead it went from bad to worse. I wouldn 't recommend this book to anyone. If it were possible to do so, I would give it less than 1 star if it was possible to do so.
   Not an easy read
I was set to read this book with a friend and I couldn t get into it and I hated it and was mad at me for recommending it.
   Must read for White Accomplices
This novel captures exquisitely the pressure that White Supremacist culture places on young gifted and black women. The narrative is compelling because it invites an empathic understanding of the emotional complexity of these women's lives.
   A Hidden Agenda
I was excited when I saw this book. Black female author The Other Black Girl by a black female author. I jumped at the chance to support this book. I really wanted to like this book, but it turned out to be very disappointing ''. I've felt that there was an underlying agenda ''. I felt like I was trying to be convinced that interracial dating is where it is, that I should be suspicious of other black women and that I will be happy and successful only if I become numb to all the things that our people go through in this world. That isn 't what I expected when I ran out to buy this book. I wish I could get my money back. I wish I could get my money.