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User Review  - LauraMoore - LibraryThing

Lara was adopted at the young age of 3 by a mother who was a former pop star and a father who wanted nothing more then a baby of his own. At the age of 30 when her biological mother tries to enter the ... Read full review

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User Review  - booksintheburbs - LibraryThing

I really wanted to fall in love with this book. I was simply not able to engage with the characters and connect with them in a way that I had wanted. This is my own interpretation of the book and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcelhra - LibraryThing

Being Lara is the story of Lara Reid, who was adopted from Nigeria at age 3 by a white couple. Growing up she always felt different. Her birth mother shows up unexpectedly to her thirtieth birthday ... Read full review

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User Review  - KristiB41 - LibraryThing

I love this author and was excited to read this new book because I loved her other one (By the Time You Read This.) This book started off a little slow for me but once I got into it, it was a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - jlouise77 - LibraryThing

I really liked this book. I liked the story and the characters. For some reason, though, it was a really slow read for me. I'm not sure why. I was interested in where the story was going and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - juniperSun - LibraryThing

Based on Early Reviewers copy. The format of starting off with a life changing event, and then going back to present the background from different characters point of view worked well. The story didn ... Read full review

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User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

This novel of interracial adoption, being different, prejudice, and unconventional but loving family tackles many issues that continue to be current today even as families made up of people of ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

At the age of three, Lara is adopted from Nigeria by a British pop star and her husband. At her thirtieth birthday party, her biological mother arrives wanting to have a relationship with her. Lara ... Read full review

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A story that kept me turning pages from beginning to end. A little girl suddenly realizes that she is different from everyone else, her parents don't look like her and neither does the rest of her family. Lara has a hard time finding out the reality of her situation and upon entering her 30th year she is finally finding out the real truth.
Jumping from past and present and between different characters, the reader gets the whole picture for this book - through the eyes of Lara, her adopted mother and her birth mother. The reader finds out the history that leads each woman to where they are now in the present grappling with forming a new family unit. I thought this was a fresh approach to the world of adoption. We find out how she came to live at an orphanage and then what led her to London with her adopted parents.
I would recommend this to readers of all genres. This story was a new take that I think most readers would enjoy. It was a great read to find out how a young girl feels when she knows that her family isn't the norm.
 

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

I loved this book. The characters, the setting (London & Nigeria), the fast pace...all of it, I liked! Read full review


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