by Angie Thomas
Oh my god this book!! Wow. What a story. It’s riveting. It pulls you in and doesn’t let go. Amazing character and story development. I loved so many of the characters and felt they were portrayed with such truth and rawness. I laughed, cried, got really mad, applauded and sometimes felt like I was on quite the emotional roller coaster. Covering serious issues of racism, police brutality, class, drugs, gangs, domestic violence, and the justice system, while placing them against the backdrop of families, friends and communities with real relationships was brilliant. You felt like you were IN the story. Such an important book. I think it will appeal to adults and young adults alike. And I hope many many people read it.