(3 weeks ago)
03 Feb, 2024
Paraidise comes at a cost that is served by the locals. This book gives and honest look at upscale resorts being built by wealthy outsides and the effects it has on the people who live in the community. It shows the struggles that comes with making ends meet and the stark differences the locals see from what the tourist see. It was hard to read about the sex work that the main character performs in order to pay the bills and provide for her little sister. The love and hurt the main sister experiences is both inspiring and heart breaking at the same time. There is a look into sexuality and the bigotry and hate the same sex couples experience. This might be trigger for some readers. The discussions felt heartfelt and authentic. Its to say I enjoyed the book (because of how tough the subject matter is to read) but i thought it was well written and I thought the ending was well done.