Small Island by Andrea Levy: I am not sure quite how to review this book. I think it was extremely well written and easy to read. That being said the story itself was not appealing to me. At least one-half of the story was not appealing, I did enjoy the other half immensely. This is where I don’t blame the author but me as a reader because it was my POV’s that stood in the way of taking the story as it was presented. I did feel a connection to these characters and maybe that is why I got so aggravated at Queenie (yes her story was the one that just annoyed me to high heaven). Though her reactions to her choices I felt were real, her choices to begin with are what drove me batty. So, like I said hard to actually review the story but the writing and presentation were superb!