Read several reviews and a quick synopsis of the book.
THE GUARDIAN is an American and international news site that felt Angie Thomas's first novel was worthy of an article. The writer praised her novel as groundbreaking, and there are some good quotes from the book on this site.
Amazon.com and AR awarded this book the maximum star rating, five and four respectively. The book is worth 13 AR points and ARbookfind.com rated it appropriate for grades 9-12. Be prepared, however, for this book has a lot of profanity, perhaps to adhere to the vernacular of the characters.
The Salon Media group "covers breaking news, politics, entertainment, culture, and technology through investigative reporting, commentary, criticism, and provocative personal essays. Our articles and original videos bring a variety of voices to the discussion and make the conversation smarter." Although the title of this article suggests the book is for "clueless white people," the article writer also says the book "is a gift to black girls." Click on the link to find background information on the book and intriguing snippets from the book.
Actress Amandla Stenberg will star in the movie coming out this year.