REVIEW: HUM IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE WORDS by BIANCA MARAIS

Click here to read the synopsis of the book on Goodreads.

Click here to read the synopsis of the book on The Storygraph.

I don’t even know that I have the words to properly describe how beautiful this book is. I’m so speechless that I am using a thesaurus to think of the best words possible to illustrate it. Here are a 5 reasons why this book blew me away and received 5 BIG stars.

  • Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is an example of story telling at its finest. Two POV’s can stress me out, but this one was stitched together so seamlessly that I never felt confused or defeated.
  • The characters were flawed but lovable.
  • Nothing felt rushed or too slow. I was engaged from start to finish.
  • I didn’t want the book to end, and that’s an understatement. I wanted more time with the characters (sequel, please?)!
  • It portrayed apartheid in South Africa in a way that was easy to understand but still punched me in the gut. As a white woman that grew up privileged, this story opened my eyes to what life is often like for people of color.

RUN, don’t walk, to read Hum. I’m running to read If You Want To Make God Laugh right now.

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