Book Report: My Sister, the Serial Killer

In the effort to allow this blog to accurately reflect where I am currently in my journey, I thought I would share my thoughts on books that I’ve read. I am an avid bookworm and I read a little bit of everything. If you can relate, then this segment is for you! Don’t worry, no spoilers.

I read this book for a book club about a month ago. It took the internet by storm– it was everywhere. It’s Braithwaite’s debut novel. The book is a very quick read with each chapter ending within a page or two.

The protagonist is a nurse named Korede whose sister, Ayoola has developed the bad habit of killing people. Know that it is slightly satirical. Some parts made me laugh. More parts made me scrunch my face in confusion and say, “Um, wait what?” There is a certain disconnected, jerky flow to the writing style that was slightly confusing. I tried not to disengage, but to be honest, it did not keep my attention for long. My curiosity kept me in it until the end. I’m glad I stuck with it because you have to wait until the very end, almost the last sentence, to uncover the book’s message. It raises more questions than answers, most notably: what does one owe their family? How far would Korede go to protect her family?

I would recommend this book if you’re curious. My curiosity was satisfied by the ending. Nothing makes sense until then, so strap in and get through these 223 pages.

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