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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro


Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"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..." [+ More]

I didn't like the writing style. I found the writing forced and the characters fictitious. Also, too many things were going on in this book, from panic attacks to gay and lesbian love (God forbid I'm offending anyone by not using the right term here) to racism to... I don't know I got lost.

The book is 450+ pages and the font is tiny which also made it difficult for me to read. I have read tiny fonts before, it is just that this book had so much text! that I just felt overwhelmed.

I just didn't find the conversations and character "real" but more like "made" for the story.