Boykin applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Wisdom of Hair, and reported the following:
Is page 69 representative of the rest of the book?Learn more about the book and author at Kim Boykin's website.
Not really: the page shows the camaraderie between beauty school students Zora and Sara Jane, but it’s the beginning of a chapter, so it’s only a half page.
Would a reader skimming that page be inclined to read on?
If the reader could finish the last sentence at the bottom of the page, they’d know that this is a story about best girlfriends. I sure hope they’d read on.