A Song Below Water by Bethany Water
Two girls in Portland, Oregon try to survive turbulent race issues, identity, creature prejudice, and difficult relationships in modern day’s time of police brutality against the black community and within a world that further targets the girls as “other” due to their magical identities.
- A poignant and passionate product of the times. This book embodies the emotions of generations.
- The relationship between the two main characters is beautiful and moving.
- The worldbuilding is completely on point in terms of entertainment, but it’s also elemental in communicating the themes.
- I would recommend this to any and all young adult readers. It’s energizing, exhausting, and masterful.
- Absolutely nothing. This book was amazing!