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Tekijän teokset

Internment (2019) 836 kappaletta
Love, Hate and Other Filters (2018) 622 kappaletta
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know (2020) 286 kappaletta
Hollow Fires (2022) 151 kappaletta
The War to Save the Worlds (2021) 86 kappaletta
Ms. Marvel : Beyond the limit (2022) 30 kappaletta
Magic Has No Borders (2023) — Toimittaja — 28 kappaletta
This Book Won't Burn (2024) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite (2020) — Avustaja — 229 kappaletta
A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology (2020) — Avustaja — 186 kappaletta
Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta
Color outside the Lines: Stories about Love (2019) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta

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20th Century
Bombay, India
Batavia, Illinois, USA
University of Chicago
New Leaf Literary & Media



Powerful YA novel. Excellent book.
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mjphillips | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |
Representation: Asian main characters, side Black characters
Trigger warnings: Bullying, racist and sexist slurs, white supremacy, death of a child and another loved one, kidnapping, grief, loss and blood depiction, car crash, near-death experience, antisemitism, imprisonment of children, physical injury, terrorism, emesis, xenophobia
Score: Seven points out of ten.
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Well. I remember this book circling my recommendations for a while then I added it and not much time afterward I finally picked it up and read it. When I finished it I felt like there was a lot to unpack here and I must say the novel is well executed most of the time but it can sometimes get disjointed with all the multiple POVs though I do understand the need for that. Before the story starts there is a glossary of the terms the novel will use; in fact I never knew alternative facts existed but now I know. Now then. It starts with the main character Safiya Mirza or Safiya for short and off the bat she tells me she essentially goes to a school of woke-washing virtue signallers and also she's a journalist.

Here is the other significant part, there's another character who recycled some materials to make a jetpack for a makerspace program or something along those lines but his English teacher accused him of having a bomb which implies a racial bias according to Safiya. Well when I think about that it makes sense in a way but anyone could've done that, also people talk about races a lot here. He was arrested and suspended but later released and all that only took place within the opening pages, I know that seems like a fast-paced beginning, and it is though I must admit after that this is a much slower paced crime novel than what I'm used to. At least it picks up steam toward the end. Someone hacked Safiya's website and she deduces that based on the name Ghost Skin and those quotes from a fascist manifesto the culprit is a white nationalist/supremacist but I don't know who is that person. Later on the other character gets kidnapped and killed out of racism but here's the thing, the book told me there was a guy called Nate who after going on some extremist websites and channels he became a racist and since the killing is racially motivated he must've done it.

I spend the next 200 pages watching Safiya figure out who is the killer after seeing the body with some flashbacks and flashforwards from the other character interspersed, when I read this part I felt a little tension which built towards the last few pages. There was a plot twist I didn't see coming since there was another character called Richard who also had involvement in the killing (I never expected that considering I've never heard of this person up until that point) and Safiya's testimony that their race (white) and privilege didn't save them but somehow they got the nicest prison was chilling. One of them captained two sports teams and held a record. They had mansions. The revelation shocked everyone and some even denied this claim despite the evidence. Wow. At least she got a little solace when the jig was up. Still, she believes there's more work to do to ensure this never happens again.
P.S. Technically the novel is non-linear? It jumps from time to time sometimes.
P.P.S. It's slightly outdated since it mentions Twitter and not X but I can forgive that since it was set before the change. That cameo was a little amusing.… (lisätietoja)
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Law_Books600 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 1, 2024 |
I really wanted to like this book. I really think the ideas in this book are important and need to be discussed and portrayed in more and more books.
What you have is a timely and important set of topics that need a spotlight shone on it. What you also have is a protagonist that just seems not only ill-equipped to shine that light but not a rallying force that could. There were other characters, less obsessed with their boyfriend that they had no chemistry with, that I think would have been more interesting and believable. It's not a horrible book. It's an easy read. It had the potential to be so much more than what it ended up as. When there are gaping flaws that degrade the potential of what could be a great story it becomes frustrating and sad.
Read it because of what it could be. Set your expectations low because of what it is.
… (lisätietoja)
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MsTera | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 10, 2023 |
A strong, sad, frightening, hopeful tale of contemporary internment.. My college sophomore granddaughter gave it to me with orders to read it. So I did. It was a good investment of my time.
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jjbinkc | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 27, 2023 |



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