The Invention of Wings is the second book that I have read and loved by Sue Monk Kidd.
The story revolves around the relationship between Sarah Grimke and her slave Hetty Handful. It all started on Sarah’s birthday when she was gifted Handful as her own personal slave.
Sarah finds it difficult to accept her as a gift as she doesn’t believe that she has any right on any one.
At the age of 11, I owned a slave I couldn’t free.
It takes place during a time in American history when the south wanted nothing more than to preserve its lot in the slave trade.
The relationship of Sarah & Handul is what the book is based on. Despite the distance that society has put between them they still manage to create a strong bond. A friendship that is not based on social status or skin color. Their friendship was based on humanity, the fact that despite their differences, they were they same.
I absolutely love it when a book takes me on an emotional journey and where I connect with the characters to the point that it feels like I am watching a movie not reading a book. Check the other book titles I have read and loved in my reading list.
One of reasons why I felt this emotional connection is due to the fact that the story was told in the voices of Sarah and Handful. It was interesting to lead about of their lives, their hopes and their dreams and their thoughts on one another.
Thank you Sue Monk Kidd for making me feel grateful for my life, a life of freedom.
The freedom to get an education and to live my life with no restrictions our boundaries opposed by society.
We are blessed beyond words, we just need the right mindset to see it.
What have you been reading lately?