Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
This is an alternate take on Romeo and Juliet between a street kawker selling ice cream, and the priveledged daughter of a businessman slash criminal. The Spider in the title refers to the carefully woven web that seems to link each of the main chracters.
The story switches between the viewpoints of the two would be lovers and you see their individual struggles both in and out of the complex relationship that they have. It feels like the girl is playing some sort of game, in probably the same way that her father plays games with the mind. And the ending isn't as dramatic as I felt it could've been. It sort of built up and then fizzled out.
But if you're not a fan of unrealistic fairytale stories where the boy gets the girl and they're saving the world, you might like this.
File under: Kelligrafie, book review, The Spider King's Daughter, Chibundu Onuzo
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