the water dancer

2 stars

Hiram Walker’s mother is a slave and his father is the plantation owner. Because his mother is a slave, he is also one. When his mother is sold away, Hiram’s memory of her is gone, but he’s given a mysterious power that years later saves his life when he almost drowns. With a renewed sense of life, Hiram plots his escape from the only home he’s ever known.

I think the author is a very good writer and I enjoyed Between the World and Me, but this book was a struggle for me. The book started promising, but moved way too slowly for my taste. It was hard for me to pick it up, and when I did, I was easily distracted and unable to concentrate. I am a voracious reader, so when that happens, I know something is missing with the book. I tried to read this book for weeks, but finally had to give up.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.