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Queenie

Schnoddrig und witzig, aber eigentlich eine Tragödie: Candice Carty-Williams erzählt in ihrem Debütroman "Queenie" von Rassismus. Carty-Williams hat die Geschichte einer Schwarzen Frau aufgeschrieben und daraus ›die‹ Geschichte unserer Zeit gemacht.«TIME Magazine»›Queenie‹ wurde. Queenie: Roman | Carty-Williams, Candice, Zeltner-Shane, Henriette | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf​.

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»›Queenie‹ wurde die ›Schwarze Bridget Jones‹ genannt. Aber dieses Buch ist noch viel besser.«Sunday Times»Großartig: am Puls der Zeit, lustig, herzzerreißend.«Jojo Moyes Queenie ist ein Naturtalent. Darin, sich Ärger einzuhandeln. Queenie: Roman | Carty-Williams, Candice, Zeltner-Shane, Henriette | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf​. Queenie is a masterclass in how to write accessible political fiction about race and gender. Funny, relatable, sad, and hopeful; Candice Carty-Williams is a writer. Carty-Williams hat die Geschichte einer Schwarzen Frau aufgeschrieben und daraus ›die‹ Geschichte unserer Zeit gemacht.«TIME Magazine»›Queenie‹. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»Queenie«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! Schnoddrig und witzig, aber eigentlich eine Tragödie: Candice Carty-Williams erzählt in ihrem Debütroman "Queenie" von Rassismus. Carty-Williams hat die Geschichte einer Schwarzen Frau aufgeschrieben und daraus ›die‹ Geschichte unserer Zeit gemacht.«TIME Magazine»›Queenie‹ wurde.

Queenie

Schnoddrig und witzig, aber eigentlich eine Tragödie: Candice Carty-Williams erzählt in ihrem Debütroman "Queenie" von Rassismus. Queenie: Roman (German Edition) - Kindle edition by Carty-Williams, Candice, Zeltner-Shane, Henriette. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device. Viel mehr als eine "Schwarze Bridget Jones" ist Queenie von Candice Carty-​Williams: politisch, witzig, tieftraurig, wütend machend.

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Dabei sind Rückfälle nicht ausgeschlossen. Sie bedrängt ihn ohne Erfolg, vernachlässigt ihre Arbeit, hängt nur noch rum, um auf Nachricht von Tom zu warten, lässt sich mit jede Menge Männer, die nur ihren Körper wollen, ungeschützt ein und nimmt sogar Vergewaltigungen mit multiplen Verletzungen hin. Beim Lesen dieses Buches wurde mir das erste mal richtig vor Augen geführt, wie unglaublich einseitig die Protagonisten in all den Büchern waren, die ich zuvor gelesen habe. Tue ich auch jetzt schon wenn er solche Kommentare abgibt, aber gerade wenn man in einer Beziehung ist, sollte man sich sowas doch wirklich nicht gefallen lasst, oder?

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Mar 27, Nilufer Ozmekik rated it it was amazing. As soon as I started this book, I thought I was having a light reading. Because the book is advertised as modern version of Bridget Jones.

But after a few pages later, I realized this is deeper, more heart wrenching, darker and twisted story of a young woman who is looking for a tree branch to not fall down from a cliff!

This is su 5 shiny, rebellious, beautiful stars! This is such a beginning of domino falling! But the breakup is the first wake up call which pushes her make so many wrong decisions about meaningless one night stands.

Finally she understands that she was already lost from the beginning. She never thinks she deserves to be loved or she deserves good things in life.

Sometimes you hate Queenie, sometimes you feel sorry for her but mostly you understand her! I really enjoyed her story and this is a great debut!

I love to read the upcoming book of this writer! View all 8 comments. Sadly it was not my cup of tea for a few reasons.

Firstly the good things about the book are the writing, especially the natural dialogue, and the fact that Queenie does get that mental health care that she so desperately needs.

However as a whole this book is based on too many black women stereotypes. I really feel the author should have toned that down. I'm also not enjoying that this book is being pitched as Queenie is the newest debut sensation coming out of the UK by Candace Carte-Williams.

I'm also not enjoying that this book is being pitched as the black Bridget Jones Diary. These two books aren't alike at all. Queen was not a comedy for me.

I feel like it's an exploration of how a black woman watching abuse as a child and being abused affect her choices of men later on.

The book's concentration on Queenie's promiscuous lifestyle, at times was hard to read and certainly was not funny. I would even say it could be triggering to some readers.

Since the book is being pitched as humorous in the UK I had to ask myself who the target audience is supposed to be.

The author doesn't seem to disagree with that pitch because I haven't seen her say the contrary. I also feel the cover was another way to attract black women to want to read Queen, although knowing what's in between the covers, I believe many black women would pass on it.

I don't recommend it. View all 23 comments. Oct 12, Danielle rated it liked it. While I empathized with her anxiety troubles, there were other parts that just had my head shaking.

Can we all agree, that unprotected casual sex in is just plain stupid? View all 6 comments. Apr 07, Lisa rated it it was ok.

A tiresome novel that made me cranky. Everything about Queenie screams middle school angst. Queenie and her crew think and act like 12 year olds trapped in 25 year old bodies.

Take away some of the sex, replace their jobs with 7th grade classes and you have the tedious dramas of adolescence. I liked the clever use of texts.

That's about it. View all 22 comments. Mar 01, Book of the Month added it. A few years ago, I created a competition offering up my cottage to an aspiring writer in need of time and space to complete their project.

Candice was the first winner, chosen from more than applicants. She had never driven outside London before, and it took her six hours to make a two hour journey the kind of thing that would happen to her character, Queenie!

Fast forward two and a half years; Queenie is one of the most anticipated books of the year. Queenie is fresh and flawed and she made me wince and made me laugh and made me think.

Candice is a unique writer. Even that word contest entry told me there was something special about her.

After re-reading the finished work I knew I had been right. We need more voices like hers. As this debut novel by Candice Carty-Williams opens Queenie is not in a good place.

This emotional void dictates her life and we watch with mounting disbelief as she makes bad decision after bad decision, her life spiralling out of control.

The characterisation of Queenie and her female friends was really effective, they lived and breathed, were warm, funny, wise and supportive.

The male characters less so. They were mostly cartoonish stereotypes, thinly drawn plot devises with one or two exceptions.

On top of her emotional disasters Queenie also has to deal with the everyday racism of those around her.

Not always overt and aggressive but often subtle, unthinking, insensitive or ignorant. By the end I was cheering for Queenie and despite some reservations about the novel, I became attached to her character and really wanted things to work out.

View all 69 comments. Apr 14, PorshaJo rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites , challengereads , challengereads , audio. Rating 4.

Such an unexpected gem of a read. I went into this one blind. I knew nothing about it, I read no reviews. I frequently check out my library for new audio books.

I saw this bold orange cover of a book called Queenie. It drew me in. I listened to a sample of the audio. A heavy accent by the narrator.

I grabbed a copy of the audio and jumped right in. Queenie is a hot mess. She's a 26 year old Jamaican woman, living in London, and just completely a mess.

We meet her as she is taking a 'break' from her live-in boyfriend, which HE wants, not her. He asks her to move out and by this point, she's already on a downward spiral.

She can't face reality. She's out of control. She puts herself in a few dangerous situations I think. She's got no money, living in a nasty flat with a few flatmates, she's not there for her job, she lets the WORST men abuse her, she has issues with how people see her as a black woman.

She doesn't feel she's worth it, she really has had a hard life. It's an absolute train wreck but you can't help but watch. When she hits the lowest of lows, she must bring herself back up.

And so you watch her bring herself out of the pit and show her strength. To be honest, I almost stopped with this one. Initially, it was a bit sexually graphic for me.

Just not what I tend to read. I actually started another book, but then I did read a few reviews. One said 'stick with it' Thanks Esil! So I pushed on and I'm so glad I did.

The book gets off to a bit of a rocky start. But it immediately just jumps in to a life already out of control. All I can say is stick with it.

When someone has issues, and is mentally struggling, it's never a pretty sight. But you must see everything in it's entirety to see where Queenie is at.

I'm so glad I stuck with this one. It made me cringe, made me glad I'm married oh the horrors of dating apps , made me laugh, but made me root for Queenie.

Even though, a few times, I wanted to shake her This is so not like Bridgette Jones, other than a young girl living in London and dating.

Queenie is so much more. If you think you are going to find a Bridgette Jones here, skip this one. Romantic comedy this is NOT.

Anyway, I loved this book and just loved the audio narration. The narrator did a fabulous job. A highlight of a read for for me.

I'll remember this one for some time. So why not 5 stars I'm stingy with 5 stars. But I had to knock it a bit for being quite sexually graphic yes, made it hard to listen to the audio when husband is around saying 'what ARE you listening to' and the reading of emails and text back and forth initially drove me bonkers.

So far, this is my top read of the year. And I'll just say, give this one a shot and just stick with it. It's such a reward in the end. View all 47 comments.

Apr 26, Rincey rated it liked it Shelves: poc-author. I had really conflicted feelings the entire time while reading this book, but I will say that it completely sucked me in and I found it completely compelling, even though I basically spent the entire book wanting to yell at Queenie.

View 1 comment. Sep 29, Lauren rated it really liked it. Jun 11, emma rated it liked it Shelves: literary-fiction , owned , chick-lit , reviewed , 3-stars , diverse , non-ya , eh.

I hate to cringe. But I do not enjoy the feeling of extreme secondhand embarrassment. Turns out this level of drama was not warranted. Thank God. Another pleasant surprise this book gave me, on the level of seeing an adorable baby and having the baby wave at you which is a blessing , was its discussion of sexual assault.

Books that contain sexual assault narratives often do so in black and white, but there are so, so many grayer areas.

It was a brave and bold choice by this story to not shy away from that, and one I really appreciated. Everyone in her life cares about her so much.

Even, like, her boss. And whose boss cares about them?! Including a plotline in which her employer is racist towards her in what stories they select and what they listen to - and that plotline just disappears.

This could also be really hard to get through. Queenie goes through so much. She is so unhappy. And I am the kind of reader who pours myself into my books, so I feel what the characters feel.

Queenie's sadness and suffering made me very, very sad. But watching her progress at the end was enough of a reward to make that easily worthwhile.

View all 7 comments. Shelves: contemporary , Whoever is trying to sell this book as a Bridget Jones alike is misleading people. What you will find is a woman dealing with her past trauma and her recent breakup by engaging in terrible sex with terrible men, which eventually lead Whoever is trying to sell this book as a Bridget Jones alike is misleading people.

What you will find is a woman dealing with her past trauma and her recent breakup by engaging in terrible sex with terrible men, which eventually leads her to a mental breakdown.

Does this sound like a Bridget Jones type of fun? I didn't think so. Queenie is both easy to read its writing style is very accessible and also hard to read Queenie puts herself in just horrendous situations.

There is some humor, and good British humor that appeals to me on many levels, and only that humor saves this novel from being a complete pit of misery.

Read this for observations about racism, abuse and mental illness stigma. The thing that stuck with me the most is Queenie's experience of men who view her as nothing but a sex object, something to enact their sex fantasies upon.

Their unwillingness to connect with her and see her as a person is soul-crushing. View all 10 comments.

Mar 20, Meredith B. He paused and lifted his glasses to wipe his wet eyes. Full of Fight. This is marketed as "Bridget-Jones" but I want to tell you that this is so much more than that and I mean much more and much more important that that.

Queenie is a twenty-something who is living in London. She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and Br 4.

She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and British culture. She was with her boyfriend, Tom, for awhile and they are currently going through a "break" period where they both try to take some time apart.

Queenie realizes what she has lost but is also seeking worth from outside sources. Queenie ends up hooking up with multiple people, going through fights with friends, navigating her family and just navigating her life is general.

She goes through situations based on her race and ethnicity. She is gets comments thrown at her, that are inappropriate. She is treated a certain way and she has to fight to stand up for what she believes it even when everyone else is knocking her down.

Queenie truly goes through a growth journey in this book. In the end, she ends up asking herself "Who do you want to me in today's world?

I almost felt like I was Queenie's friends and I was going through life with her. I experienced happiness when she did and heartbreak when she did.

There were times I wanted to shake Queenie and say what are you doing! And other times I just wanted to give her a hug and tell her it'll all be OK and I'm proud of you.

This book really gave me perspective. There are a lot of situations that Queenie experiences in the book that I will never experience.

I think it's important to put myself in someone else's shoes and have a better understanding of the types of things they go through and situations they are put through.

I highly recommend this book and think everyone should pick it up! View all 25 comments. Mar 03, mindful. Two things you need to know:.

That comparison is deceptive and sets readers up for confusion. I may write more later or I m [free review copy] I inhaled this in one afternoon.

I may write more later or I may not, but for now I want it on record that we need more books like this one in the contemporary fiction market.

View all 15 comments. This book explores individual and collective trauma in all its eye-opening forms.

Queenie is such a well-developed and layered character, and when you follow her through this book be very aware of judgments that may arise.

You may be frustrated by her choices but allow yourself to learn, understand, and be kind Awareness and hope are beautiful gifts.

Jan 30, BookOfCinz rated it liked it Shelves: debut , boc-bookclub , bookofcinzshelf , reads , caribbean-books. I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican.

We meet Queenie Jenkins a year-old living in London who is from Jamaica. She works at national newspaper, a job she actually likes, she lives with her long-time white boyfriend and still manages to have a solid group of friends around her.

Things begin to fall apart and fast, for Queenie when Tom, her long-term boyfriend tells her they need to go on a break… a long one. We see our main character begin to spiral in more ways than one, she messes up constantly at work, her personal relationships are falling apart and her toxic behaviour starts taking a mental toll on herself and those around her.

What Worked: The whatsapp group chat with the friends I found worked really well in how it moved the plot along and got us to know more about Queenie and her friends.

I think this was my favorite part of the book if I am being honest. I love how real those chat felt, how hilarious they were at times and as a millennial, that part of the book really resonated with me.

I particularly loved two themes that the author discussed one being mental health and how it is viewed in a Caribbean and Black community setting.

I felt it was addressed in a very real way. Being from the Caribbean, we can still be very archaic in how we address mental health and those who decide to go to therapy for help are sometimes shunned or seen as bringing embarrassment to the family.

The author did an amazing job of addressing this issue. I feel the comparison to Bridget Jones Diary is a long stretch. The only thing Queenie and Bridget have in common is that they live in London and are bad at love.

Queenie is a way more complex character and while the book started out very shallow, things got deeper in the end. Overall this book will be open to a lot of reader interpretation.

I do see a lot of people either loving it or being underwhelmed- it is too hard to not like a character like Queenie. Queenie will be available for purchase in March View 2 comments.

Aug 12, Brandice rated it really liked it. Meet Queenie a 25 year old Jamaican Brit living in London, who has been asked to move out of the apartment by her white boyfriend, Tom, who insists they need a break.

Queenie is a glutton for punishment, seeking easy forms of it nearly everywhere she goes. She works at a newspaper and wants to write about current issues like racial tension in both the UK and U.

She gets in trouble at wor Meet Queenie a 25 year old Jamaican Brit living in London, who has been asked to move out of the apartment by her white boyfriend, Tom, who insists they need a break.

She gets in trouble at work for not working enough and engaging inappropriately with a coworker. The racism Queenie dealt with at work and in day to day life was frustrating and sadly, is still timely.

Gina would make condescending comments and so would the many men she interacted with, including one who dismissed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and others who fetishize her because she was Black.

It was difficult to sympathize with her at times when she continued to make poor decisions, again and again. At one point she mentions her friends being tired of her and her problems and I thought, well how could they not be?

Queenie did grow on me though and I enjoyed her character progression. I liked her friend, Kyazike, as well as her grandparents — While they were definitely old-fashioned, you could tell they cared about her and I found their dialogue together comical.

Calling Queenie a late bloomer coming of age story seems accurate as she was certainly not child but still addressing her identity and finding her footing as an adult.

View all 30 comments. Shelves: june-reads , popsugar-reading-challenge , 1-star-books , aty-challenge.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. She is depicted as lazy, promiscuous, desperate, and broke.

The first chapter was fine and then the rest was just awful. A lot of the reviews I have seen are talking about Queenie being a hot mess. Either that or angry black women.

But you teach people how to treat you and she was letting anyone treat her anyway that they would like. The way that the story is framed is problematic from the start because she is heartbroken about her boyfriend who is making her move out of their shared apartment.

Her New Year's Resolutions are about being nicer to people and getting back with Tom. She literally has let people use her like a doormat.

I understand the Jamaican against therapy thing. Reading this was traumatizing. Every sentence seems to denigrate her. Writing in her notebook is soiling it, throwing some glitter on her face instead of taking care of herself.

She is off for a long holiday and she just binges and cleans up after other people. Slipping the black lives matter stuff in this narrative feels so forced.

The author alludes to Queenie being overlooked at work because she is black. Episode Guide. A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

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We meet her as she is taking a 'break' from her live-in boyfriend, which HE wants, not her. He asks her to move out and by this point, she's already on a downward spiral.

She can't face reality. She's out of control. She puts herself in a few dangerous situations I think. She's got no money, living in a nasty flat with a few flatmates, she's not there for her job, she lets the WORST men abuse her, she has issues with how people see her as a black woman.

She doesn't feel she's worth it, she really has had a hard life. It's an absolute train wreck but you can't help but watch. When she hits the lowest of lows, she must bring herself back up.

And so you watch her bring herself out of the pit and show her strength. To be honest, I almost stopped with this one.

Initially, it was a bit sexually graphic for me. Just not what I tend to read. I actually started another book, but then I did read a few reviews.

One said 'stick with it' Thanks Esil! So I pushed on and I'm so glad I did. The book gets off to a bit of a rocky start.

But it immediately just jumps in to a life already out of control. All I can say is stick with it. When someone has issues, and is mentally struggling, it's never a pretty sight.

But you must see everything in it's entirety to see where Queenie is at. I'm so glad I stuck with this one. It made me cringe, made me glad I'm married oh the horrors of dating apps , made me laugh, but made me root for Queenie.

Even though, a few times, I wanted to shake her This is so not like Bridgette Jones, other than a young girl living in London and dating.

Queenie is so much more. If you think you are going to find a Bridgette Jones here, skip this one. Romantic comedy this is NOT.

Anyway, I loved this book and just loved the audio narration. The narrator did a fabulous job.

A highlight of a read for for me. I'll remember this one for some time. So why not 5 stars I'm stingy with 5 stars.

But I had to knock it a bit for being quite sexually graphic yes, made it hard to listen to the audio when husband is around saying 'what ARE you listening to' and the reading of emails and text back and forth initially drove me bonkers.

So far, this is my top read of the year. And I'll just say, give this one a shot and just stick with it.

It's such a reward in the end. View all 47 comments. Apr 26, Rincey rated it liked it Shelves: poc-author.

I had really conflicted feelings the entire time while reading this book, but I will say that it completely sucked me in and I found it completely compelling, even though I basically spent the entire book wanting to yell at Queenie.

View 1 comment. Sep 29, Lauren rated it really liked it. Jun 11, emma rated it liked it Shelves: literary-fiction , owned , chick-lit , reviewed , 3-stars , diverse , non-ya , eh.

I hate to cringe. But I do not enjoy the feeling of extreme secondhand embarrassment. Turns out this level of drama was not warranted. Thank God.

Another pleasant surprise this book gave me, on the level of seeing an adorable baby and having the baby wave at you which is a blessing , was its discussion of sexual assault.

Books that contain sexual assault narratives often do so in black and white, but there are so, so many grayer areas. It was a brave and bold choice by this story to not shy away from that, and one I really appreciated.

Everyone in her life cares about her so much. Even, like, her boss. And whose boss cares about them?!

Including a plotline in which her employer is racist towards her in what stories they select and what they listen to - and that plotline just disappears.

This could also be really hard to get through. Queenie goes through so much. She is so unhappy. And I am the kind of reader who pours myself into my books, so I feel what the characters feel.

Queenie's sadness and suffering made me very, very sad. But watching her progress at the end was enough of a reward to make that easily worthwhile.

View all 7 comments. Shelves: contemporary , Whoever is trying to sell this book as a Bridget Jones alike is misleading people.

What you will find is a woman dealing with her past trauma and her recent breakup by engaging in terrible sex with terrible men, which eventually lead Whoever is trying to sell this book as a Bridget Jones alike is misleading people.

What you will find is a woman dealing with her past trauma and her recent breakup by engaging in terrible sex with terrible men, which eventually leads her to a mental breakdown.

Does this sound like a Bridget Jones type of fun? I didn't think so. Queenie is both easy to read its writing style is very accessible and also hard to read Queenie puts herself in just horrendous situations.

There is some humor, and good British humor that appeals to me on many levels, and only that humor saves this novel from being a complete pit of misery.

Read this for observations about racism, abuse and mental illness stigma. The thing that stuck with me the most is Queenie's experience of men who view her as nothing but a sex object, something to enact their sex fantasies upon.

Their unwillingness to connect with her and see her as a person is soul-crushing. View all 10 comments. Mar 20, Meredith B.

He paused and lifted his glasses to wipe his wet eyes. Full of Fight. This is marketed as "Bridget-Jones" but I want to tell you that this is so much more than that and I mean much more and much more important that that.

Queenie is a twenty-something who is living in London. She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and Br 4.

She is Jamaican and it trying to fit in to both Jamaican and British culture. She was with her boyfriend, Tom, for awhile and they are currently going through a "break" period where they both try to take some time apart.

Queenie realizes what she has lost but is also seeking worth from outside sources. Queenie ends up hooking up with multiple people, going through fights with friends, navigating her family and just navigating her life is general.

She goes through situations based on her race and ethnicity. She is gets comments thrown at her, that are inappropriate. She is treated a certain way and she has to fight to stand up for what she believes it even when everyone else is knocking her down.

Queenie truly goes through a growth journey in this book. In the end, she ends up asking herself "Who do you want to me in today's world?

I almost felt like I was Queenie's friends and I was going through life with her. I experienced happiness when she did and heartbreak when she did.

There were times I wanted to shake Queenie and say what are you doing! And other times I just wanted to give her a hug and tell her it'll all be OK and I'm proud of you.

This book really gave me perspective. There are a lot of situations that Queenie experiences in the book that I will never experience.

I think it's important to put myself in someone else's shoes and have a better understanding of the types of things they go through and situations they are put through.

I highly recommend this book and think everyone should pick it up! View all 25 comments. Mar 03, mindful. Two things you need to know:.

That comparison is deceptive and sets readers up for confusion. I may write more later or I m [free review copy] I inhaled this in one afternoon.

I may write more later or I may not, but for now I want it on record that we need more books like this one in the contemporary fiction market.

View all 15 comments. This book explores individual and collective trauma in all its eye-opening forms. Queenie is such a well-developed and layered character, and when you follow her through this book be very aware of judgments that may arise.

You may be frustrated by her choices but allow yourself to learn, understand, and be kind Awareness and hope are beautiful gifts.

Jan 30, BookOfCinz rated it liked it Shelves: debut , boc-bookclub , bookofcinzshelf , reads , caribbean-books.

I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican. We meet Queenie Jenkins a year-old living in London who is from Jamaica.

She works at national newspaper, a job she actually likes, she lives with her long-time white boyfriend and still manages to have a solid group of friends around her.

Things begin to fall apart and fast, for Queenie when Tom, her long-term boyfriend tells her they need to go on a break… a long one.

We see our main character begin to spiral in more ways than one, she messes up constantly at work, her personal relationships are falling apart and her toxic behaviour starts taking a mental toll on herself and those around her.

What Worked: The whatsapp group chat with the friends I found worked really well in how it moved the plot along and got us to know more about Queenie and her friends.

I think this was my favorite part of the book if I am being honest. I love how real those chat felt, how hilarious they were at times and as a millennial, that part of the book really resonated with me.

I particularly loved two themes that the author discussed one being mental health and how it is viewed in a Caribbean and Black community setting.

I felt it was addressed in a very real way. Being from the Caribbean, we can still be very archaic in how we address mental health and those who decide to go to therapy for help are sometimes shunned or seen as bringing embarrassment to the family.

The author did an amazing job of addressing this issue. I feel the comparison to Bridget Jones Diary is a long stretch. The only thing Queenie and Bridget have in common is that they live in London and are bad at love.

Queenie is a way more complex character and while the book started out very shallow, things got deeper in the end. Overall this book will be open to a lot of reader interpretation.

I do see a lot of people either loving it or being underwhelmed- it is too hard to not like a character like Queenie.

Queenie will be available for purchase in March View 2 comments. Aug 12, Brandice rated it really liked it. Meet Queenie a 25 year old Jamaican Brit living in London, who has been asked to move out of the apartment by her white boyfriend, Tom, who insists they need a break.

Queenie is a glutton for punishment, seeking easy forms of it nearly everywhere she goes. She works at a newspaper and wants to write about current issues like racial tension in both the UK and U.

She gets in trouble at wor Meet Queenie a 25 year old Jamaican Brit living in London, who has been asked to move out of the apartment by her white boyfriend, Tom, who insists they need a break.

She gets in trouble at work for not working enough and engaging inappropriately with a coworker. The racism Queenie dealt with at work and in day to day life was frustrating and sadly, is still timely.

Gina would make condescending comments and so would the many men she interacted with, including one who dismissed the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and others who fetishize her because she was Black.

It was difficult to sympathize with her at times when she continued to make poor decisions, again and again.

At one point she mentions her friends being tired of her and her problems and I thought, well how could they not be?

Queenie did grow on me though and I enjoyed her character progression. I liked her friend, Kyazike, as well as her grandparents — While they were definitely old-fashioned, you could tell they cared about her and I found their dialogue together comical.

Calling Queenie a late bloomer coming of age story seems accurate as she was certainly not child but still addressing her identity and finding her footing as an adult.

View all 30 comments. Shelves: june-reads , popsugar-reading-challenge , 1-star-books , aty-challenge.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. She is depicted as lazy, promiscuous, desperate, and broke.

The first chapter was fine and then the rest was just awful. A lot of the reviews I have seen are talking about Queenie being a hot mess.

Either that or angry black women. But you teach people how to treat you and she was letting anyone treat her anyway that they would like.

The way that the story is framed is problematic from the start because she is heartbroken about her boyfriend who is making her move out of their shared apartment.

Her New Year's Resolutions are about being nicer to people and getting back with Tom. She literally has let people use her like a doormat. I understand the Jamaican against therapy thing.

Reading this was traumatizing. Every sentence seems to denigrate her. Writing in her notebook is soiling it, throwing some glitter on her face instead of taking care of herself.

She is off for a long holiday and she just binges and cleans up after other people. Slipping the black lives matter stuff in this narrative feels so forced.

The author alludes to Queenie being overlooked at work because she is black. She has a full-on hour argument with one of her dates after going home with him about racism.

For one sentence. Why bother give an explanation at all if you are going to gloss over it? It can hardly be surmised that a person will steer clear of an entire race of people because childhood trauma with one person.

I mean, come on. Characters: Cassandra is a bad friend Seriously asking if a restaurant is black enough and you make her the voice of reason who then turns her back on Queenie for sleeping with her boyfriend.

But we are just accepting this. It happens so close to the end of the book that it just feels like lazy writing and further evidence that Queenie has no respect for herself.

Darcy is the only work friend who is not awful and yet we get no character development for her. She is simply a non-problematic foil for Queenie.

Tom is awful for the aforementioned reasons see paragraph 3 , Ted is a married man with a pregnant wife who has sex with Queenie in the office toilets and then hounds her until he finally corners her to talk to her and then writes her a letter demanding that she not tell his wife.

Adi fetishizes her body and has sex with her and then bad mouths her in front of his wife in the street. Courtney, the guy Queenie goes on a date with after she starts therapy, is an all lives matter guy who believes in reverse racism.

Even Sid the drummer has difficulty with understanding the word no. What is this? The Ending Everything just get wrapped up; which Queenie literally recounts in the bathroom mirror at the end of the book.

I am at a lot for words as to why this was so well received. This book is an embarrassment. This book is a dangerous thing.

This book could have been something that black women could read and feel inspired to change and grow and soar.

Debra Berg As a person familiar with hr I was appalled how she let ted get her fired or put on leave without speaking out. He was several years older and the a As a person familiar with hr I was appalled how she let ted get her fired or put on leave without speaking out.

He was several years older and the aggressor and then filed a complaint against her? I wanted to scream at her to fight it and at the end it was the security guard who reported the true facts.

Then the idiot ted ,actually puts it in writing? Kristina Who needs this kind of exposure? Thanks for your honesty.

Such a relevant book for the millennial era! Queenie, our main character, goes through so many relatable experiences: struggling to find an affordable place to live in a gentrified city, partaking in mediocre to outright awful dates with men, and texting her best friend squad when life goes awry.

I loved how Candice Carty-Williams centers the black female experience in Queenie , by showing how Queenie encounters racism in the form of people touching her hair without her consent and her white fema Such a relevant book for the millennial era!

I loved how Candice Carty-Williams centers the black female experience in Queenie , by showing how Queenie encounters racism in the form of people touching her hair without her consent and her white female boss tone-policing her, the internalized stigma her family has toward therapy, all of the microaggressions her romantic interests perpetrated, and much more.

In an interview Carty-Williams writes about how part of what inspired this book included how she struggled to see herself represented in books, and I commend her for fighting to put forth Queenie into the world given the overwhelmingly white composition of the publishing industry and books published today.

The way Carty-Williams wrote her mental breakdown and the early stages of her therapy felt so realistic, both based on my experience as someone who has worked through my own PTSD and as someone who now provides therapy.

Black women are often expected to be strong and resilient , and while Queenie does embody those traits, she also gets anxious and makes impulsive, self-destructive decisions and takes more than an optimal amount of time to say bye to trash male romantic interests, potential or otherwise.

Carty-Williams affords Queenie the space to mess up and be human while also showing her gradual yet significant path to recovery. Definitely recommended for those who enjoy realistic fiction.

Jun 09, Carol Bookaria rated it really liked it Shelves: top , , favorites , fiction , new-adult. Compelling, deep, and ultimately heartwarming.

When I started reading this book, I thought it would be about dating and breaking up in the modern world. But as the story developed, it became clear our main character was walking though a confusing and challenging road.

I can't say much about the plot without getting into spoilers but I absolutely enjoyed this novel, it was so much more than what it is mentioned in the description.

This novel is all about the journey, growing up, forgiveness, and Compelling, deep, and ultimately heartwarming. This novel is all about the journey, growing up, forgiveness, and family.

I enjoyed it and highly recommend it to readers of contemporary fiction. View all 9 comments. I am not a something. I am not single.

I am not British nor am I of Jamaican descent. And yet somehow when it came to this book. Except, you know, this show actually has black people in it.

The tagline for Queenie states it is Bridget Jones meets Americanah - a book which I have not yet read, but do own because.

You then follow her as she moves physically from a shared flat to eventually back home with her grandparents and as she moves psychologically from a mindset full of self-sabotage mainly of the horrifying casual sex variety to admitting she needs some mental help and coming to terms with the upbringing that helped propel her poor decision making.

I loved Queenie — despite all of her flaws. She was a little Bridget Jones. I bought it myself. If nothing else, we could all stand to learn that.

This book came at the right time for me. Can draw so many parallels between myself and Queenie Update: I loved this book the second time around.

I wish the author delved more into why Queenie felt the way she did about Black men, and her mom's issues.

I think a follow-up to this book would be a good idea for the author. So this book basically ripped my heart out and served it to me on a platter.

Oh the feels… Authentic, visceral, honest, painful, hilarious… Simply genius. And I think what was so brilliant about this book is that Queenie is possibly one of the most relatable contemporary characters that you could ever hope to read about.

She feels real. She is far from being a perfect human being because she makes seriously dodgy decisions that are pretty shady and at times is b So this book basically ripped my heart out and served it to me on a platter.

She is far from being a perfect human being because she makes seriously dodgy decisions that are pretty shady and at times is borderline narcissistic even… But she is so amazingly likeable in spite of all of this.

Not that likability should matter but I just think that writing a flawed character that people can see both the best and worst of themselves in and yet is someone that as a reader you wish you were best friends with is a skill that needs to be praised….

The storyline follows her as she deals with a break from her boyfriend Tom and struggles at work. And in following both her work and personal life we see how deeply the two are interlinked and how Queenie is affected by past relationships both romantic and business.

Highly recommended. Four and a half stars rounded up. She's constantly bullied at the local British school for girls she attends by her racist female peers.

The old creepy pastor who teaches the girls religion as well as English offers her some private lessons. Racially charged riots break out and her family's home is attacked.

Corrupt racist British official and dirty old man Sir Burton Rumsey blackmails her for sex after he catches her stepfather with his socialite wife.

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