17 May 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday #7, Dear Martin by Nic Stone


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa over at WishfulEndings. She has taken on a similar meme to Jills Waiting on Wednesday over at Breaking the Spine. Since Jill hasn't posted in a while I'm going to join in on this meme. To participate all you have to do is spotlight upcoming publications you're eagerly anticipating. Keep reading to see what I have chosen for this week.

 Expected Publication: October 2017 

This book caught my attention for two reasons: it's a young black man writing letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and it's analysis of police brutality. I cannot even find the words to express how excited I am for this book. I think it's going to be epic and I'm itching to get my hands on it. 


Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget.

4 comments:

  1. I've not seen this before but you've sure piqued my interest. Now I'm really looking forward to it and am adding it to my wishlist!

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  2. This is the first I've seen of this and it sounds really good, although also heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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