Recommended by Michelle Ings (@michelle_ings)
Form and genre: prose, teen fiction
Length: 448 pages
Summary: Thomas’ follow up novel to The Hate U Give. Brilliant novel that covers racial stereotypes and conformism. Explores teenage issues and coming of age in a difficult and often hostile society.
Age recommendation and challenging content: Some offensive language. Would recommend for Year 9.
Notable reasons for recommending this book: Brilliantly written – engaging prose. Cultural value, teaching about racial stereotypes, links to BLM movements.