It’s an even better book, more expansive yet also deeper, a multi-generational family saga that tackles prickly issues of racial identity and bigotry and conveys the corrosive effects of secrets and dissembling. It’s also a great read that will transport you out of your current circumstances, whatever they are
Who reads The Vanishing Half?
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|Audio read by||Shayna Small|
|Cover artist||Lauren Peters-Collaer|
How long does it take to read vanishing half?
The average reader, reading at a speed of 300 WPM, would take 5 hours and 55 minutes to read The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. As an Amazon Associate, How Long to Read earns from qualifying purchases.
Is The Vanishing Half appropriate?
Based on analysing the text of The Vanishing Half: Sunday Times Bestseller, we estimate that readers of 8th and 9th grade will be able to read this book.
What is the message of The Vanishing Half?
The Vanishing Half highlights the human tendency to yearn for support and companionship. As identical twins, Desiree and Stella are used to depending on each other, especially in the aftermath of their father’s murder. However, the novel suggests that companionship shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Is Reese in The Vanishing Half a man or woman?
A trans man, Reese used to live in Arkansas, where everyone knew him as Therese. When he moved to Los Angeles, though, he cut his hair, started going by Reese, and officially transitioned from female to male. In Los Angeles, he found someone to sell him steroids to help him more fully inhabit his male identity.
The Vanishing Half: Discussion 3
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