Finished late at night in the dark with a flashlight. Used to do that to read past curfew. Did it last night because I had no power. Another powerful YA novel tackling important issues. The traditions of this prep school allow a toxic masculinity that ask both main characters to push up against what’s expected of them at school that demands that they conform.
“…Even in a room full of girls it was all about the guys.” ― Brendan Kiely, Tradition
Wow! What a book. Such an amazing true story, thoughtfully and insightfully told.
This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.
Date Read: February 15, 2018. Two Snaps. I inhaled this. Written in short, fierce, narrative verse it spans all of sixty seconds of time and the intensity is palatable. Amazing Young Adult novel– read everything Jason Reynolds writes, you will not be disappointed.