Book Review: “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

Summer can often be seen as the time for easy, fun, escapist reading. The latest from Colson Whitehead certainly is not that. Don’t get me wrong, the writing style has enough of a pop-sensibility and the plot is suspenseful enough to keep readers turning the pages, but knowing that this story is based on a very-real place, makes the subject matter far from easy.