I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
Sephora feels that she has always lived in the shadows of her mother’s beauty. Everyone stares at her mother as she electrifies the room, a real showstopper wherever they go, gracing everyone with her appearance and Sephora considers herself a piece of her. She feels her mother is just too beautiful for the life that she leads. Sephora has her art and she tries to express herself through it, never attaching her name to the pieces she displays around Venice Beach, in the various shops. When Jordan invites her mother to a reggae concert, Sephora waits for her mother to deny his request after all their age difference is just too great but she gladly accepts the invitation. This relationship blossoms and although Sephora knows her mother has desires like everyone else; she has a hard time accepting this relationship. Sephora feels alone while her mother is infatuated with her new relationship and while her life continues to revolve, there is something in her past that needs to be addressed.
The authors way of just skimming on the surface and the length of this novel, made it difficult for me to indulge into the story. The author tucked inside this novel fairytales before the chapters which I enjoyed very much and looked forward to reading.