Being Lara appears as prose and sometimes read as poetry. Don’t word, it’s not hard to follow. It’s poignant, yet delightful with beautifully written characterization traits and food descriptions from Nigerian and London. It’s a realistic fictional novel on family, friendship, cross-country adoption, and womanhood. The story begins with Lara at her thirtieth birthday party and travels in time when her birth mother and adoptive mother were teens. You won’t be lost. The author neatly ties everyone’s story together. She even included two Nigerian sweet recipes for you to try.