April 20, 2018

#BookReview: Anger Is a Gift by @markdoesstuff #Giveaway @torteen




About the Book:

A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro's Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression.

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks.

Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.



This title will be released on May 22, 2018.



Publisher: TorTeen
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporary
How I Acquired this book: Publisher
Overall rating: ★★★★★
Goodreads | Amazon
About the Author:
MARK OSHIRO is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), where he analyzes book and TV series. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and the co-editor of Speculative Fiction 2015, and is the President of the Con or Bust Board of Directors. When not writing/recording reviews or editing, Oshiro engages in social activism online and offline. Anger is a Gift is his debut YA contemporary fiction novel.


"Anger is a Gift is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together."―Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End

"Raw, unflinching, and full of heart. Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece." ―Marieke Nijkamp, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before I Let Go

"An emotional roller-coaster." ―Publisher’s Weekly
“A masterful debut rich with intersectional nuance and grass-roots clarity, Anger is a Gift is hella precious, hella dope.”―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A strong addition to the current wave of excellent social justice–themed contemporary realistic titles. Give this to fans of Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give.”―School Library Journal (starred review)


Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one was beautiful 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: I wasnt to sure about this one when I started but once I got into it I was hooked!! If you loved books like The Hate U Give and Dear Martin then this book is for you!  It doesn't shy away from the police brutality and the author did an amazing job at brining it all to life. For every blow the characters face you cringe and want to make it better. This one will pull at your heart strings and make you think which so many books just do not do today.  The author had a major cast of diverce characters from POC to LGBTQ.  It was a great blend of story, plot, and characters. This is one story that is a masterpiece that should be in the hands of every student in school! 

Go Into This One Knowing: Grab a copy and take it to your local school! Its a masterpiece that is sure to be a classic. 



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1 comments:

Danielle H. said...

I'm waiting anxiously for Legendary!

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