The love-hate relationship between teenage girl bffs is explored in Cherish Farrah.
Farrah is the child of upper middle-class black parents. Her best friend, Cherish, is the black adopted daughter of even wealthier white parents. When Farrah’s parents have financial difficulties, she decides to take over Cherish’s life of being WGS, white girl spoiled. That’s when things really start to get weird in this social horror tale.
Rarely do the publisher’s comparisons get it so spot on. Cherish Farrah really is like Get Out and My Sister, the Serial Killer. If you are a fan of either, you will be entranced by this book too. I think setting it in the world of teenage girls was a brilliant move. Though the pacing was slow like an old gothic novel (think Rebecca), the book deserves 4 stars for its intriguing take on an emerging sub-genre!
Thanks to Dutton Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.