The Voting Booth Netgalley ARC Review

The Voting Booth Netgalley ARC Review

GR Blurb:
Marva Sheridan was born ready for this day. She’s always been driven to make a difference in the world, and what better way than to vote in her first election?

Duke Crenshaw is so done with this election. He just wants to get voting over with so he can prepare for his band’s first paying gig tonight. Only problem? Duke can’t vote.

When Marva sees Duke turned away from their polling place, she takes it upon herself to make sure his vote is counted. She hasn’t spent months doorbelling and registering voters just to see someone denied their right.

And that’s how their whirlwind day begins, rushing from precinct to precinct, cutting school, waiting in endless lines, turned away time and again, trying to do one simple thing: vote. They may have started out as strangers, but as Duke and Marva team up to beat a rigged system (and find Marva’s missing cat), it’s clear that there’s more to their connection than a shared mission for democracy.

Romantic and triumphant, The Voting Booth is proof that you can’t sit around waiting for the world to change . . . but some things are meant are meant to be.

Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

My thoughts…

This book is one that everyone should read.. every black person can relate to this book in some way. I couldn’t put this down I finished it in a matter of a few sittings. I loved how firm of a believer Marva was in advocating for women’s rights and black rights. Her being black and in an interracial relationship with someone who was white and privileged opened her eyes to the differences in there lives.

I loved the different POVs in this book, I loved Duke and how awesome of a big brother he was to his little sister. The way this book talks about “the police talk” all black kids get was relatable. The way Marva felt when the police officer pulled her over is how I’ve felt many a times. There’s just so many take a ways and things to be learned from this book. I loved all the characters, I loved the premise and importance or black people making sure their voices are heard. We have to vote and do our part so it’s one less way than can silence us.

I felt so many different emotions while reading this, I teared up quite a few times. When Duke’s father was talking about Julian’s baby picture and how he lost his baby boy I almost lost it. These are things that happen in the black community daily, someone’s son, brother, nephew, uncle, or father is arrested or shot and killed. This book really brings light too a lot of issues in the black community that very important. This is the first work I’ve read by Brandy Colbert but I definitely can’t wait to read more and recommend this book to everyone I know!

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