Title: Insane Circumstances
Author: Brenda Smith
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Insane Circumstances" by Brenda Smith
“Insane Circumstances,” chronicles the life of Brandi Leigh Brown, a Negro girl who with the blessings of her mother, Sara, and in spite of the protests of her father Carruthers, enrolls in a recently integrated Claxville University. Rescued by love in the form of a taxi driver who turns out to be anything but ordinary, the young woman does manage to survive, to overcome obstacles she faced, until the protagonist hears of another girl who has been harassed. Under the watchful eye of her beloved Taxi, she shares her story, his story and, their story with a woman she has never seen or met."
What I liked about this novel....
This was definitely one of those reads that had a little bit of it all to describe this well written story of "Insane Circumstances" from fear, anger, powerful, frustration, ashamed, moving, explosive, to disturbing. Imagine going to college and finding it hard to find friends and all because of your skin color. I loved how this author was able to give the reader a well plotted storyline.
The novel is definitely one of those reads that once you start the read you will find it hard to put down until the end. I found this read horrible in what this heroine had to go through but I found her quite a fighter who was not a easy one to give up. Be ready for some emotions that will lead to laugh and yes even cry. The characters were all for the most part well developed, well portrayed, real and very believable giving the reader a good historical and entertaining events that will never be forgotten in the south.
What I especially liked about this novel...
I like this way this author brings this read out to the reader...definitely a read that should be read by all being a eye opener in so many way. I will stop her and say to get it all you must pick up this good read to read for yourself how well this is brought out and presented to the reader. Would I recommend "Insane Circumstances?" Yes, it will be a enlighten read.