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Emily's Book Reviews

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Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Anger is a gift was a very emotional book. There is definitely anger in the book and like, The Hate U Give, there is also crime and violence. The book is based on a boy who grew up in West Oakland, where there has been a lot of violence of cops against Oakland’s citizens with no reason behind it. This young boy goes to a high school where things have begun to change and not for the good, he is traumatized ever since what happened about six years before. He meets a boy who he falls for but their relationship ends quickly and not for the right reasons. This boy has gone through a lot and with the help of his friends and family, he is getting justice for those whom he has lost.

Y for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

Y for Yesterday was a good read. The book has a lot of plot twists and action, and that is what kept me reading. The protagonist, Kinsey Millhone, is faced with many conflicts as a private investigator. And throughout the whole book, there are two different stories being conveyed, one is directly involving Kinsey, and the other one is Kinsey Millhone's future big investigation. With both stories there is a lot going on, and it makes the book interesting that way, there is never a boring part that makes you stop reading. You will want to keep reading until the end because it grabs your attention very quickly. I recommend this good read to you.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give is so far my favorite book. The story is narrated by Starr, who has a lot going on in her life, beginning with the death of her childhood best friend. The death of Khalil brings a lot of problems for Starr and her family, mainly because there were a lot of rumors going around about Khalil and his death. There is a lot of crime and racial conflicts in this book and all of the things going on keep readers hooked. The author wrote the book in such a great way that it keeps readers interested in the characters and their roles in the conflicts. This is my favorite book and I recommend it to everyone!