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Dear Martin kindle ê 210 pages ✓ ❮Download❯ ➵ Dear Martin Author Nic Stone – Horticulturetrader.co.uk 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 debutJustyce McAllister is top o Raw captivating anSt 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 any? He starts a journal to Dr King to find This was super brutal and super good And so smolit literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging But while I do have some uibbles about the size ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatter book that's super important for everyone to read And as the author's note says it's an attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr's teachings Which was SO great to read and learn aboutI also really adored Justyce He's like just doing his best and he's super smart and the world just kicks him down I also liked how he's on the brink of graduation because it's really nice reading about teens who know what they're doing HE'S GOING TO YALE and are off to like change the world Like go Justyce I really admire this dudeIt's of course not an easy story either It's going to thump you in the feels And the court case scene totally blew me away with how unfair and tangled it wasbut like the writing This book is full of intelligence and it's super well writtenALOS IT'S WRITTEN IN 3RD PERSON PRESENT TENSE WHICH IS MY FAVOURITE You know how hard it is to find books in this style?? I'm happpppyOK so the ONLY uibble I have is that being so short it was hard to SEE everything I missed out on all the details the mannerisms the facial uirks the smells and sights and tastes The book is probably 80% straight dialogue? Often in like a screen writing format So I LIKED that but for me personally I prefer writing that fleshes out the world as well This also made a lot of the secondary characters are to get to know because we just see their dialogue and that's itBut hey I love dialogue alsoDefinitely an important narrative that can't be talked about enough The world needs to change and I'm so glad #ownvoices authors are putting their stories out there to make a difference It tackles racism and classism head on and it's full of unfairness and character development and letters and hope 3You ever consider that maybe you not supposed to 'fit'? People who make history rarely do
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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 debutJustyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League but none of that matters to the police officer who ju NOTE As a white woman I am incapable of fully understanding the issues that plague black individuals today I recognize my privilege and try to learn something new every single day and I am so grateful for authors like Nic Stone who can teach me new ways of seeing society That said my opinion on this book is honestly so much less important than own voice reviewers' words If you or someone you know is an own voice reviewer of this book and would like your review to be featured in my blog post please message me here on Goodreads or DM me on twitter because I would love to share your wordsFirst and foremost let me tell you that this is one of the most important stories that I have ever had the mixed pleasure and heartache of reading Justyce's story is one of societal racism police brutality toxic masculinity and privilege His letters to Martin Luther King Jr beautifully depict the pain and difficulty that comes with being a black individual in the United States todayIt is so incredibly intersectional and finds a way to address so many talking points that many of my peers of all ages could benefit from seeing through this book's lens No matter your political stance I would highly encourage every single person to pick up a copy of Dear Martin and go into it with your eyes and mind as wide open as possible How do I work against this Martin? Getting real with you I feel a little defeated Knowing there are people who don't want me to succeed is depressing Especially coming from two directions Something exceptionally interesting to me about Nic Stone's writing in this book is her decision to address not only racism but also the mindset that some individuals in the black community have regarding themselves and other POC There is a lot of explanation given for how in a nutshell once a group of people have been put down over and over for so long in such painful ways and have been shown that no amount of effort they can put forth will be recognized as eual it can be easy to feel defeated and hopeless sometimes to the point of giving upJustyce's reaction to his unlawful arrest and the ways that his privileged wealthy white classmates treat him broke my heart He becomes so hopeless at times Despite being incredibly brilliant and hard working Jus uestions his own worth at points asking Am I ever going to get anywhere? Is this battle worth fighting? Do I just take what they dish out try to stop being so sensitive? What do I do when my very identity is being mocked by people who refuse to admit there's a problem? What may have been the most painful aspect of reading Dear Martin for me was watching the way his so called friends treated him The microaggressions escalated steadily to blatant cruelty and so much of it looked so familiar to things I saw and heard people say firsthand growing up in the Atlanta metro I'm so ashamed to say this but there were even comments that I remembered making similar assumptions to as a young teen and seeing it on paper like that brutally reminded me of how many people I have hurt with my carelessness in years past My dudes they're like family to me They've got my back as long as I have theirs One of many topics Nic Stone handled beautifully was the portrayal of gangs and the reasoning for why so many teens get sucked into them at the root of many gangs lies a family something to hold on to and to protect yourself with In a society that has ceaselessly attacked the individuals it deems other is it any surprise that individuals like Justyce's childhood friend would seek solace in gangs?The entire gang discussion in Dear Martin also highlights some serious struggles with toxic masculinity and the way it can effect young people in particular leading young men to believe that proving their worth means violence aggression etc While it's not a topic that is focused on very clearly in this book it's worth mentioningAmong other less discussed topics in the book there's time taken to dive into sexism like Justyce's freuent remarks to Manny that he is such a girl which is later challenged misogynoir and internalized racism as Justyce's best friend Manny admits that he struggles to find black women attractive and goes on to categorize them stereotypically and unfairly and discrimination and how it can impact both sides Justyce has a crush on his best friend a Jewish girl named SJ but refuses to pursue it due to his mother's insistence that no black son of hers should have anything to do with a white girlThere's also a heavy line of discussion about police brutality which we get to see somewhat from both sides Justyce wonders if one cop's racism is influenced by having seen his partner shot by a black teen months prior blame is never 100% placed on either side and nobody's actions are justified As a result of police brutality Justyce's best friend's father joins a protest group seemingly similar to Black Lives Matter and is forced to resign from his management position as a result of being seen with those people I know that BLM and police brutality is a hot topic of controversy here in the states lately and I thought Nic Stone made her points flawlessly In that moment when I thought I was dying it hit me despite how good of a dude Martin was they still killed him man This uote in particular was what finally broke me in Dear Martin I have grown so weary of individuals claiming that marginalized groups particularly black individuals don't protest the right way If they stand silent it's wrong If they kneel it's wrong If they wear t shirts and hold signs it's wrong This is so incredibly relevant to the turmoil facing our nation today and at a certain point you have to wake up and realize it isn't about the protests it never was It's about the skin color of the protestersI feel like there's so much that I could say about Dear Martin I'm sitting here with tears streaking down my cheeks and all I want to do is say any combination of the right words to convince you to pick this book up to lose yourself in this story the way I did To go into it with open eyes and to learn something from Nic Stone's experiences If there could ever be a contemporary title that I could convince you to get a copy of let it be Dear MartinContent warnings racism police brutality violence death misogynymisogynoir All uotes are taken from an ARC Thank you so much to PRHCROWN for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest reviewYou can find this review and on my blog
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Dear MartinOutThen 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 atta The topics that are being addressed in this are important and sadly very very real but this was just so TERRIBLY written And I don't want to feel forced to love a book just because of it's sensitiveimportant topic I want to love a book because it's goodPS The synopsis basically spoils about 60% of the book? Why would you do that??