CIRCLES – Sample Reader Reviews
CIRCLES is now at Silverbird (Accra), Tech bookstore (Kumasi) and Amazon (online).
If you’re done reading and you want to write a review, just let me know and I’ll post it. Here are a few reader reviews for this week:
Ultimately, ‘Circles’ is a story about friendships, and also, to a good extent, love. There are circles of friends, members individually interacting with each other in the group, and also with different circles of friends, somehow all fitting together, whether by coincidence, or some twist of fate cooked up by the author. Boakyewaa Glover weaves an interesting, well-paced tale of the misadventures of Rabbie, as she explores and evaluates the relationships with people around her and how they have shaped her life. As each cycle revolves, some bonds are strengthened and others are broken. Rabbie’s story is unique, filled with several unexpected twists; some amusing, others sad and even scary. Yet, as Boakyewaa brings her characters to life, you get the sense that she has just described someone you know; perhaps even yourself – and by the end of the book, you’ll wonder whether just maybe you should start looking back at your own ‘circles.’
Circles! What an amazing book. I devoured it in a day!! From the beginning I was wrapped up in Rabbie’s many mistakes that she has made in love. She was so easy to relate to. While reading the book I was thinking “wow, that was the same position I was in a couple years ago, probably shouldn’t have done that!” There were moments in the book where all you could do is laugh at Rabbie for her thoughts, and other moments I just wanted to cry with her because of the pain she felt. After reading the book I felt like I was enlightened! I haven’t made all those mistakes, so the ones I haven’t, I hopefully can avoid in the future. Basically, Circles is about the cold hard truth of love and life, with a comical twist. It was a wonderful book, and yes I plan on reading it again! And on that note I leave you with one of my favourite quotes in the book, when yet again, love has failed another one of the characters in the book.
“Every single person has that one person who steals your heart and never really gives it back” – Circles.