Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

"Red at the Bone" is a multi-generational novel that explores the lasting impact of past decisions on the present and future. The story begins at a 16-year-old girl's coming-of-age ceremony in Brooklyn and then delves into the past, revealing the complex histories of her parents and grandparents. The narrative is a powerful exploration of identity, ambition, love, and the ways in which history and personal circumstances can shape a family's life.

The 10380th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 55

Since this book was first published in 2019, there is a penalty of 72.0%. The age adjusted score is 15.4.

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