My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read this book because it was recommended for the Carnival season in the Trinidad Guardian. The reviewer said good things about it and the plot seemed interesting when she described it. So I borrowed it from the library and read it. I did not like the first few chapters at all. I am not a hard, unfeeling person but I can’t stand over-depressing stuff including suicidal thoughts. Fortunately, the protagonist (first person narrator) moved past that. However, the pessimistic tone remained throughout. This may be a spoiler but I don’t care. It was hard for me to go through all that negativity.