Review – Sade’s Secret by Sparkle (aka Shelia Goss)
Sade’s Secret by Sparkle is the kind of contemporary fiction that grabs you from the first page and won’t let go. Sade is a smart, fifteen year old, living with her mother Joyce and Joyce’s boyfriend Calvin. Joyce works at night and Sade is left in Calvin’s care from age ten. Calvin is a heartless, calculating man with no sense of morality and he treats Sade like property, using threats and money to keep her in line.
Joyce on the other hand, suffers from low self-esteem and spends her time working and supporting a man. A man who disrespects her and who she places before her child. I spent much of the book screaming at Joyce to wake up. Sparkle had me so involved in the storytelling I felt I knew the characters. There are also well developed supporting characters.
Sade’s Secret is a very timely story that should be read, by mothers and daughters, men and educators and discussed widely. Kudos to Sparkle for a story that could have been dark and heavy but was relatable and interesting at the same time. I completed the book in mere hours. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by Angelia Vernon Menchan
- First Review – Sade’s Secret by Sparkle (aka Shelia Goss)
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