Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow
.ePUB, 244 pages
Expected Publication: 08 Feb 2022
By: PENGUIN GROUP Dutton
About The Book:
Seventeen-year-old Farrah Turner is one of two Black girls in her country club community, and the only one with Black parents. Her best friend, Cherish Whitman, adopted by a white, wealthy family, is something Farrah likes to call WGS—White Girl Spoiled. With Brianne and Jerry Whitman as parents, Cherish is given the kind of adoration and coddling that even upper-class Black parents can’t seem to afford—and it creates a dissonance in her best friend that Farrah can exploit. When her own family is unexpectedly confronted with foreclosure, the calculating Farrah is determined to reassert the control she’s convinced she’s always had over her life by staying with Cherish, the only person she loves—even when she hates her. As troubled Farrah manipulates her way further into the Whitman family, the longer she stays, the more her own parents suggest that something is wrong in the Whitman house. She might trust them—if they didn’t think something was wrong with Farrah, too. When strange things start happening at the Whitman household—debilitating illnesses, upsetting fever dreams, an inexplicable tension with Cherish’s hotheaded boyfriend, and a mysterious journal that seems to keep track of what is happening to Farrah—it’s nothing she can’t handle. But soon everything begins to unravel when the Whitmans invite Farrah closer, and it’s anyone’s guess who is really in control.
Being a spoiled white girl when you’re Black is literally my favorite thing ever.
It confuses very literally everyone.
You know how you're reading a book and you're just waiting for the good stuff to start? With this one I wasn't even fifteen percent in and it got to the good part. This is how you do a slow burn right. I admit that this won't be a book for everyone but I gotta say I dug it, it was very unique and intelligently written. I was so invested I was able to read it in a couple of sittings even during the busy holiday season. I see many reviewers calling this a young adult book and it is, but it isn't your typical YA...the main characters just happen to be teens but I think anyone at any age would enjoy it for what it is, an excellent physiological thriller with a pretty amazing ending that threw me for a loop and I loved how dark this was. There is also a lot of social commentary about race and class consciousness but that's not what I focused on, it was just really good story telling, kudos to the author.
Disclosure:With many thanks to NetGalley, Bethany C. Morrow and PENGUIN GROUP Dutton for the giving of the ARC.