New Book Review Alert! Come Undone by Marvin Mason
UP had the opportunity to read and review “Come Undone” by Marvin Mason. Check out our review and more info on the author and the book below!
SYNOPSIS: Meet Amy and Adam Anderson, the perfect couple with the perfect family until their oldest child is gunned down by police officers. Now this family must fight for justice to be served before they completely unravel and COME UNDONE.
UP OFFICIAL BOOK REVIEW:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 out 5 stars)
Amy and Adam have the perfect life. Both are successful in their careers and financially secure. Their children are stellar students and athletes with bright futures. They have made a comfortable life based on America’s idea of the American Dream. Only that dream is disrupted when their first born son, Aaron is murdered by the hands on the police because he is black.
This book is a tough read emotionally but a necessary one. The beauty was that it highlighted the trials and aftermath of these incidents with the families who are impacted, which is what we do not see once the news report ends. It was a viable way to peer inside the hurt, pain, and redemption that one must go through when their lives are thrust into chaotic trauma. It spoke to the underlying story of the necessity of true, open, and honest communication within your family.
Parallel to this, the story also highlighted what tends to happen on the political side of these tragedies as well—the attorneys outlook, the good old boy system, and those who fight tirelessly for what’s right. In between this heart wrenching tale were also plenty of surprise twists that added much value to the characters leaving you clamoring to read.
Author: Marvin Mason
Social Media: Instagram @gcm1927
Marvin Mason has arrived as a refreshing new storyteller with this fun adventure of young people and African-American Midwest life, the seemingly quiet but oh-so interesting world that molded me but rarely shows up in the media.”
Kalisha Buckhanon, American Library Association ALEX Award-winning author of Upstate and Conception, winner of the Friends of American Writers Literature Award.