Queenie is a 25-year-old Londoner who is going through many crises – her boyfriend asked for a “break” and kicked her out of their home; she had a miscarriage while on birth control; she’s about to lose her job; she keeps going out with the wrong men; and she has no money. She’s struggling in so many realistic ways. But halfway through the book, Queenie realizes something has to change. So, she embarks on a journey to deal with her troubles, one that makes her personal growth a strong storyline. The book is full of negative racial interactions and assumptions Black people must face every day – from the health clinic, to coworkers, to her ex-boyfriend’s white family, to her job not supporting her efforts to write about the Black Lives Matter movement. The novel takes on these issues in a serious yet comic way. As a white woman, the book made me realize just how privileged I am in society. I recommend this for anyone who wants to read about a different cultural experience.