Who Asked You? is a new novel by Terry McMillan, author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The story is about three African-American sisters living in the L.A. area and their families. The characters are well-defined and the story is told in many voices. I found it difficult to follow because the perspectives kept changing, but overall, the story is good in that it provides the reader with an inside look at life in the ghetto and the hardships of its inhabitants.
I admire McMillan’s ability to shift from one character to another chapter by chapter as this is not easy to do. All of her characters are unique and portray different aspects of African-American life – struggles and triumphs. I liked this interesting, enlightening read.