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Jayne Allen

Autor(a) de Black Girls Must Die Exhausted

4 Works 369 Membros 12 Críticas

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Jayne Allen is the pen name of Jaunique Sealey.


Obras por Jayne Allen


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Outros nomes
Sealey, Jaunique
Nota de desambiguação
Jayne Allen is the pen name of Jaunique Sealey.



Jayne Allen's novel, Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, was an excellent book, going far beyond the beach read I expected. Although there is a fun, superficial, girls-night-out vibe to some very enjoyable chapters, the novel explores friendship, family, race, and love, against a background of the crushing blows of infertility, men who cheat, and the perils of mental illness.

Tabitha has just found out that her fertility has a limited window before her ovaries shut down for good. Devastated, she prepares to fork over her carefully-saved down payment for a house into the incredibly expensive procedure of having her eggs frozen. Up for a promotion at work, caring for her beloved grandmother, navigating her relationship with her father and his new family, and spending time with friends, Tabitha has a full life, a happy one, until her romantic relationship breaks up. Then, hurt and angry, she is forced to look at her priorities and make changes to the way she acts at work, with friends, and without a man to call her own.

I raced through this book at top speed. Jayne Allen's book is compulsive reading, not at all preachy, and so very believable. I loved the characters, the central friendship, and envied Tabitha's relationship with her grandmother. My own grandma died when I was thirteen, and I'd have loved a longer time to get to know her. (My other grandma lived in England, and I wouldn't have recognized her in the street.)

I started reading this book on a Thursday evening, and had it finished by 2 a.m. on Friday. I've not been that seduced by a book in a good while. I highly recommend it. Here's hoping that Ms. Allen writes another book!
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ahef1963 | 7 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2024 |
I love that Lisa supports Tabitha and tries to set up opportunities for her to succeed but she doesn't always think through the ramifications that Tabitha could face for Lisa's actions.

I liked the story arc for Tabitha and Mark, they both have a lot of childhood trauma to work through and they did a great job of starting that process.

I am sad that this is the final installment in the Black Girls Must Die Exhausted series but I am looking forward to reading more of Jayne Allen's work in the future.… (mais)
Shauna_Morrison | Jun 23, 2024 |
Aww, this book was wonderful. I love the friendship that Tabitha, Laila and Alexis have with each other and I love how their relationship evolved throughout this story. They have each other no matter what and they are open and honest with each other about their needs. This book made me cry a couple of times and I can't wait to read the next book in the series, I already have a hold placed at the library!
Shauna_Morrison | 2 outras críticas | May 31, 2024 |
Donnela | 7 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2024 |


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