25 February 2016

Review: The Bitter Side of Sweet

The Bitter Side of Sweet
By Tara Sullivan 

Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Son 

Slavery in modern times?  You might think it’s impossible, but it happens in the THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET. Brothers Amadou and Seydou left their home town of Mali to find work elsewhere, but they were not expecting to be slave laborers at a cacao farm.  For two years they’ve been working there, trying to collect a good amount of cacao each day to avoid getting beaten by one of their three bosses.  They have seen many other boys come in cars to work there, and they have seen people try and fail to escape.  But when a well fed girl shows up with a will to escape like no other, it re-energizes Amadou to take his brother and leave.  This is a fast paced realistic fiction book with many intense, well detailed, moments. 

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