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Lizbeth vs many ppl who want her dead
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2020
This is still a suck me in, read it til the end story, let me say that first. It’s a more complex story than book 1, but I felt it’s equally good. Regarding the treatment of racism, which a number of negative reviews have been posted; perhaps folks born After 1990 should read about Rosa Parks, Jim Crow laws, and riots at Kent state university. I believe Charlaine has been meticulous in portraying the way African Americans were treated in the US between about 1860-1950. There’s a reason the Civil war occurred, slavery wasn’t just about owning human beings, it was an enormous culture trading on deep seated beliefs that only white men had rights. Women were not treated much better. It was a horror, and reading about even a fraction of those times is more chilling than anything on a movie screen. But I do not believe these portions of the book are gratuitous, they’re included to set the backstory of a people ready to rise up. I’m still interested in Lizbeth’s story, & want to see who & what she will become.