Dear Martin

Dear Martin

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 debut. 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 Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she b...

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Title:Dear Martin
Author:Nic Stone
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Genres:Young Adult
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:210 pages pages

Dear Martin Reviews

  • Jeff Zentner
    Oct 22, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

    Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu2g... Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Incredible. Overwhelming. Thought-provoking. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this book. ...

    Wow. This was one of the most impactful books I've read this year (maybe even in my entire life). This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions?I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated, shocked and angry. Please please please pick up this book if you can, I promise you won't regret ...

    Dear Martin is not a work of fiction. Though rough around the edges, three words pulse in my veins upon finishing this book: truth, present, and voice. They are what makes this story so. But I'd be lying if I didn't have reservations with how some characters were developed and t...

    This book is timely, important, beautifully written, and most of all, an amazing story filled with vibrant characters. It?s short and engaging enough to give to the most reluctant readers, and meaty enough to satisfy the most avid readers. It succeeds on every level. Read DEAR MARTIN...

  • Emily May
    Jan 04, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

  • Malia
    Jul 09, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok★♡★
    Jun 20, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

  • Paige
    Oct 09, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

    Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu2g... Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Incredible. Overwhelming. Thought-provoking. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this book. ...

  • Sheena
    Feb 20, 2018

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Jul 09, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Nov 09, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Oct 01, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Oct 16, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

  • Tomi Adeyemi
    Jun 12, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

  • Mariah
    Jan 30, 2018

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

  • Aila
    Mar 01, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

  • sana  °¤°
    Apr 22, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

  • joey (thoughts and afterthoughts)
    Jun 07, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

    Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu2g... Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Incredible. Overwhelming. Thought-provoking. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this book. ...

    Wow. This was one of the most impactful books I've read this year (maybe even in my entire life). This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions?I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated, shocked and angry. Please please please pick up this book if you can, I promise you won't regret ...

    Dear Martin is not a work of fiction. Though rough around the edges, three words pulse in my veins upon finishing this book: truth, present, and voice. They are what makes this story so. But I'd be lying if I didn't have reservations with how some characters were developed and t...

  • Ava
    Jul 06, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

  • Glitterbomb
    Nov 22, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

  • Emma Giordano
    Feb 02, 2018

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

  • Amber Robertson
    Oct 19, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

  • Romie
    Nov 05, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

  • Jackie
    Oct 21, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

    Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu2g... Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Incredible. Overwhelming. Thought-provoking. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this book. ...

    Wow. This was one of the most impactful books I've read this year (maybe even in my entire life). This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions?I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated, shocked and angry. Please please please pick up this book if you can, I promise you won't regret ...

  • Arini
    Nov 13, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

    Full review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peu2g... Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Incredible. Overwhelming. Thought-provoking. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about this book. ...

    Wow. This was one of the most impactful books I've read this year (maybe even in my entire life). This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions?I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated, shocked and angry. Please please please pick up this book if you can, I promise you won't regret ...

    Dear Martin is not a work of fiction. Though rough around the edges, three words pulse in my veins upon finishing this book: truth, present, and voice. They are what makes this story so. But I'd be lying if I didn't have reservations with how some characters were developed and t...

    This book is timely, important, beautifully written, and most of all, an amazing story filled with vibrant characters. It?s short and engaging enough to give to the most reluctant readers, and meaty enough to satisfy the most avid readers. It succeeds on every level. Read DEAR MARTIN...

    (4.5/5.0) "The world is full of people who will always see me as inferior." Giving it all the LOVE because this book totally deserves it! ? Thank you for the most emotional and gut wrenching yet fun roller-coaster ride!!! This book is so short. It doesn't make the story inco...

  • Aleksandra
    Oct 25, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

    Spectacular Dear Martin is stunning debut, meticulously and perfectly done from start to finish. I applaud to Nic Stone for such a strong debut! Dear Martin is about seventeen year old black boy Justyce and his last year in school. After being unlawfully detained by police office...

  • Ryy
    Sep 08, 2016

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Nov 03, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

  • Sandhya Menon
    Mar 09, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

    Couldn?t sleep till I finished this ??? ...

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I?ll begin my review of Dear Martin by stating the obvious: this is a vastly important book. It...

    I had the pleasure of being a sensitivity reader for this novel, and I must say. It is breath taking a full forward of the book can be found here https://dembooksdoee.wordpress.com/20... ...

    Beautiful, powerful, and nuanced. This is one book every school library NEEDS to have on the shelf, and every parent must have their child read, regardless of race/ethnicity or gender. It would go well paired with The Hate U Give and Jason Reynolds' work. The ending was bittersweet and...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 05, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

  • syd
    May 26, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

    THIS REVIEW IS ALSO ON MY BLOG R A M B L E I?m not sure if I?ll ever have words for how amazing this book is. I read it while moving and wow. I simply had to sit down and continue reading no matter what I was doing. There were no if, buts, maybes about it. I had to read this ...

    I kept trying to read a chapter at a time over the course of 2 days, but every time I sat down for one chapter I ended up reading five. By day three I just said "screw my responsibilities" and let myself curl up in bed with this beautiful and powerful book. It truly hurts to read becau...

    Let me make this clear from the outset: I am not rating his low because I disagree with the contents of it. I DO disagree with it, but my rating comes from how POORLY written it was. I try not to be excessively harsh with books I disagree with, because I like seeing a different perspec...

    A really moving, well-written and thought-provoking story, which delves into subjects such as race, violence, culture, identity and relationships. It is, at times, really difficult to read, because I felt confronted with a reality that I wish were different. For someone who has never b...

    Drop what you're doing at read this immediately. The characterisation is brilliant. The execution is flawless. I ran the full emotional gauntlet with this one; joy, fear, pain, anger, rage, disgust, confusion, revulsion. Sorrow. Loss. This isn't just required reading, its...

    I read this book for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... I really enjoyed this book! It was short, but covered so many important topics. The main character is J...

    4.5 stars, rounded up because that ending was so full of hope and change that I teared (not for the first time while reading) Quick points before posting review: - From the very first chapter, I knew I would love reading from Justyce's point of view. It's a third person limited P...

    Excuse me while I go sob my eyes out. Do I put this on my favorites shelf? Do I not? I CAN'T DECIDE. I'm not gonna write a full review of this, but holy fuck, it was so amazing I can't even begin to describe how much I loved it. buddy read with the author of the best book ever...

  • Cri (Addictedtobookss)
    Oct 20, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...

    This was short, but REALLY powerful and so important. It was refreshing to see a male PoC as the narrator in a YA book, too! And the comparison to The Hate U Give is inevitable, but I don't think it needs to be any sort of contest. Both of these books are amazing. They both focus on po...

    This book is so powerful and moving. This book is literally one of the best I've read in ages and deserves equal amount of hype as The Hate U Give. I cannot stress how much people need to read this book! RTC! //// buddy read with my most favoritest son (theo) ever!!! I wa...

    Such a small book, and yet so impactful. Do you ever just start a book and think ?Oh you, you?re going to be a favourite?? Because that?s exactly what I felt when I opened this book and read the first chapter. By the second I was crying, and smiling, laughing, and in so much...

    This is actually a book I would recommend teachers order for their schools to make their students read. Because it doesn't simply tell a story; it introduces the reader to various important equality-related topics and values. Note the word ''introduces''. It will not go into extr...

    Holy fucking shit I loved this book so much. DEAR MARTIN is a masterpiece. There's simply no other way to describe it. It's a work of art that will leave you breathless and sobbing and unable to stop thinking about it. I'm amazed by how well-done everything is: the characters, t...

    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/Italiano First of all, I have to say I am not a native english speaker so, please, I prefer to not be attacked, if I made any mistakes. Instead of do that, it would be nice if you corrected me, thank yo...

  • may ➹
    Jun 08, 2017

    For some, it sounds like the kind of dystopian world inspired by The Hunger Games. A dark, dystopian future where young men are gunned down for doing nothing wrong. Imagine trying to live your life with the constant knowledge that you could be murdered for? wearing the wrong clothes?...

    5/5 Stars! LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH. CW: racism, police brutality Dear Martin had me captivated the entire time, I seriously could not put it down. I finished it in under 3 hours so if you are looking for a short yet intense read, this is the one for you! I feel I avoided Dear ...

    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...

    This was super brutal and super good! And so smol...it literally arrived in the mail and I nearly lost it in the packaging. But while I do have some quibbles about the size, ultimately I think it's AMAZING that 200 pages can pack this massive punch. This is the kind of #BlackLivesMatte...

    Every moment of this felt like a punch to the gut. There?s honestly not much else to say about this book. Despite being incredibly short, I think Dear Martin speaks for itself about racism and hatred and prejudice. It?s hard to write a book that makes a reader feel, but reading...

    4.5 stars I honestly have no idea why this isn?t getting more hype, because this book is absolutely beautiful, important, and poignant. It opens eyes & minds about issues that are happening RIGHT NOW, and it offers perspective from people who are the ones facing those issues. ...