I wasn't sure what I would be getting when I purchased the book, but I was intrigued by the plot anyways. As a white woman who lives in California I am pretty far removed from the difficulties and struggles that Fayola went through in "The Race Card", but the way the author wrote the story allowed me to get pulled in and engrossed in the events of her move to the Deep South and her struggles to live in a place where her race was like a neon sign calling out for persecution by the local militia group that are anti-government and the unfair treatment by the rest of the locals. I think what I liked best about this book was the journey Fayola took in her own faith and her Christian walk, how she used her struggles and her problems with the "race card" in the south as a means of taking a journey of self-discovery and finding of her own faith in Christianity. Overall, I found the book to be an enjoyable and heartfelt read that had an authentic tone to it that really made it memorable.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)