Monday 12 August 2013

Susan's Diary: Friday's Experience, 2013, Karo Oforofuo ****

Susan an only child, lost her parents in a fatal car accident when she was only thirteen. For this reason, she moved in with an aunt who immediately turned her into a servant, or rather a domestic slave. At sixteen, she was fed up. Consequently, she ran away and became her own boss.
"I was what you'll call a Lagos hot chick; I had deals with big boys who lived large and in turn, they paid my bills. Aside from that, anything else was...erm..not really important"
She got involved with a guy called Eric.
"One of the richest and most handsome guys in my part of town.... He was a green snake in the green grass and I nearly lost my precious life".
Well, Susan stole his N6 million (Nigerian currency), and Eric went as far as almost doing away with her life to get his money back. Which, as a result triggered a thrilling sequence of events that kept me hunger looking forward to what would happen next.

I highly recommend if you are looking for a youngish, vibrant and quick read. It is only forty pages. Susan's diary consist of various parts, and this is the first part (Friday's Experience). I look forward to reading and reviewing the rest. This novel would not have crossed my path if I was not a book blogger. And I am glad it did. It feels good to know that many talented young African writers are springing up with different kinds of topics. Different from the ones we are used to. 
Thank you Karo Oforofuo for sending me a copy, it was so entertaining.


  1. Thank you Mary for reading. God bless.

  2. It's indeed good to know that many more young writers are springing up with bold and different themes from the usual ones we know

  3. Sounds like an interesting quick read.

  4. Sound like an interesting YA read. Thanks for the review, Mary.

    1. Thanks Geosi. Longest time you have been missing in action. Hope all is well.

  5. Sounds interesting. Will look for it.

    Great job you're doing here by the way!

    1. Hello Ayibu,
      Thanks for stopping by. This novel is fun, it keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page. And it is a short read as well.

      Thanks for the compliments :-) feel free to stop by anytime.


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