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Monday, September 16, 2019

Read The World - Suriname - The Cost Of Sugar

Book: The Cost Of Sugar
Author: Cynthia McLeod
Pages: 265
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO

This is my 103rd read for the year

I actually didn't know where Suriname was when I started to read.  Again - that is a great reason to read the world.  I am learning about countries that I knew very little to nothing out, AND I am getting a geography lesson.

This story takes place in the late 1700s in Suriname on two plantations.  The story is told through two step sisters named Ezra and Sarith who are part of a wealthy Jewish family in the area.  They are the same age, and grow up together, but end up leading two different lives.  Their husbands, their plantations, their slaves - all play a part in their life stories as they live through the slave war in Suriname.

This was an okay book.  I know it has been translated, and I think that was part of the problem.  The writing was just very juvenile, and the story was choppy.  I didn't really like any of the characters.  There is an interesting story underneath the so-so writing, but I really had to trudge through this book to finish it.  

Stars: 3

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