Book Reviews

Book Review: Then Like The Blind Man by Freddie Owens

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Then Like The Blind Man Orbie’s Story

Freddie Brown

Publication Date: November 26, 2013

3 Stars=Okay Page Turner


Then Like The Blind Man Orbie’s Story by Freddie Owens was an uncomfortable book to read. In the story Orbie’s father dies and his mother decides she doesn’t want to be alone. Orbie’s mother starts dating Victor a man who befriended Orbie’s father. Orbie’s life changes after their union. Victor is not at all what he seems.

Orbie is taken to his grandmother’s to live, which does not sit well with him. Orbie has to adjust to his grandparent’s neighbors whom happen to be black. Race and his grandparent’s religion are just a few of Orbie’s issues along with his unruly back talk. Orbie has to have a mindset and behavior change in order to live in his current environment.

This was a disturbing book to me with characters I could not relate with. The plot structure and content development was not there for me and some of the scenes were not carried through.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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