This was the first time I've read this author's work, and I must say, it was awesome! Right away, The Congregation pulls you into the lives of several of the members; you find yourself saying, "I know someone just like that!" The Congregation doesn't disappoint; it tricks you into thinking that you know how a chapter or situation is going to end, only to find out that you were dead wrong! The ending was truly a "ooohhhhh, no she didn't!" My mouth was hung wide open!
The author even included a book discussion guide, which I thought was very thoughtful. I'm a new fan of Hashim Conner, & I'm sure you will be too!
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Unapologetic by Ms. Donetha Polite, is about young Januari , who goes through more tragedy in her young life than anyone should have to, and Shareece, who wants what she wants, when she wants it, which is right now. These two girls' lives get intertwined when they meet the Pettigrews, a couple who step in to help these teenagers out.
I enjoyed the premise of the book, and could definitely relate to the characters, especially because I have teenage nieces of my own. There is definitely a message in this story that can be learned by young and old alike.
Unapologetic was my first read by Ms. Polite, and I must say, a pleasant surprise. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.