October 25, 2020

Series Sunday: Dear Justyce

(Dear Martin #2) 

Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"That he could run straight into a darkness so thick and complete, it would swallow him whole." ~ pg. 47

My Series Sunday pick is Dear Justyce, the second book in the Dear Martin series by Nic Stone. Justyce McAllister and Vernell LaQuan Banks grew up a block apart, went to the same elementary and middle school, had classes together and even shared the same hideout. But they turned out so different. While Justyce is walking the halls of Yale University, Quan is sitting behind bars of a youth detention center for a murder charge. Opposite paths!

I loved Dear Martin so was anxiously waiting for the sequel to release. I featured it on Coming Soon post. So imagine my disappointment when I had to implement my 50-Page Rule. Maybe it's me. I had trouble following the style: flashbacks, vignettes AND letters. It made the story seem disjointed. I am all for raising awareness of the American juvenile justice system but it was harder for me to figure out what the injustice was. I think the intended audience is young black men so I recommend they try reading and getting a lesson out of it. This 30-fine-year-old black chick did not finish!

Author: Nic Stone
Pages: 260
Edition: Hardcover
Rating: DNF


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