God Help the Child is something different. I knew it from the moment I held the hardcover edition in my hands. It was much lighter than ToMo's earlier novels. The summary clued me in to more differences. It is the first novel of ToMo's to be set in present day. The theme sounded too simple. With these differences, set aside, I sat down and read God Help the Child in one day. ONE DAY. Loyal readers of Toni Morrison know this is rare. You have to be in the right mindset to start and finish a Toni Morrison novel. You have to interpret words and dig too deep into the characters to finish in one day. So yes, God Help the Child is something different. But Bride is a character I will not soon forget, nor the theme that a childhood shapes the life of an adult.
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Title: God Help the Child
Author: Toni Morrison
Published: April 2015
Challenge: Diversity on the Shelf; Popsugar Published This Year