Publication date: April 13, 2021
Pages: 352 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Sweet Spark: Read this one from the edge of my seat!
Dessa and Beegie might never have even acknowledged each other in their regular lives, but living through a big earthquake puts them unexpectedly together to fight for their lives, and maybe even fight for each other.
While they come from totally different worlds, the rich (appearing) white woman and the poor black child end up needing each other more than either one would admit. Beegie has the street smarts and toughness, but Dessa has been learning about living life to defend more than just yourself, and what you may be surprisingly willing to do if there's someone else relying on you.
Each of the characters were sometimes annoying, but then they'd turn around and be so relatable you wanted to reach out and help them. The two very different characters definitely made their situations even more striking. I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It was a quick-paced read that gave a lot of unexpected angles and consequences to a natural disaster.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review.