Dear Martin by Nic Stone

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 can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new cla...

Details Dear Martin

TitleDear Martin
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherCrown Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Dear Martin

  • Emily May
    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… looking “shady”… or having the wrong colour skin. Imagine living this nightmare and STILL being told that it doesn’t happen anymore. That everyone is equ...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    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, my opinion on this book is honestly so much less important than own-voice reviewers' words. If you or someone you know is an own-voice reviewer of this book and w...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    This was super brutal and super good! And so 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 #BlackLivesMatter book that's super important for everyone to read. And as the author's note says, it's: " attempt to examine current affairs through the lens of Rev. Dr. Mart...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    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 this book just made me feel like I was being punched in the gut, over and over. This was just so emotionally real. While the characters may not get many specific trait...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    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 police brutality & racism, but this one does take a different approach and weaves in some very important questions of toxic masculinity, sexism, and identity. First o...
  • sana °¤°
    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 want a good read and I know for a fact this will be a fabulous read!!
  • Romie
    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 pain.This book is mostly about Justyce, a seventeen-year-old black boy, trying to understand where he stands in his own life, what is opinion on racial inequalities is...
  • Lola Reviewer
    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 extreme length about, for instance, affirmative action, but it will talk about it in a way that makes the reader understand easily and then want to talk about it themselves by ...
  • Ava
    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, the story, the writing, the cover, the plot twists...It fully deserves 5 stars, and I wish I could give it more. When this book releases, there's no excuse for not reading i...
  • Cri (Addictedtobookss)
    Update with the aesthetics that are on my Tumblr (because why not?). English/ItalianoFirst 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 you :) Most importantly, I would like to thank NetGalley and publishers for allowing me to read this book. Thank you very much. Actual rating: 3.5 starsWriting this review wo...