12 January 2018

Friday #56, #45 Dear Martin by Nic Stone

The Friday #56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's VoiceJoin in every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you've been reading. Here are the rules:

  • Grab a book 
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader
  • Find any sentence (or a few, don't spoil it) 

**Be sure to post the links to your Friday #56 below!

Happy Reading!!




Series: N/A
# of Pages: 210
Publication: October 17, 2017
Source: Library Book
Genre: Realistic Fiction
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Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut. Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

So this week I'm finally getting the opportunity to read and finish Nic Stone's Dear Martin. I've heard nothing but good things and I'm going to attempt to read it without comparing it to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you've read it let me know in the comments below.

"She takes a step closer. He can tell she's not convinced, but that's the thing about Melo: if she wants something, she'll do whatever it takes to get it." 
What are you reading this weekend? 



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