Friday, July 13, 2018

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Rating: 5-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"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..." [+ More].

Oh! I really like this book. It wasn't preachy and Jus wasn't romanticized either. It gave me a few things to think about that I already had thought about but this time from another perspective.

I think this story could've been taken from the newspaper. It felt real because it was well written.