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Friday’s Forgotten Books, Banned Books Week Edition: The Hate U Give

It’s ironic that people would fight for censorship of a book that advocates using your voice to seek justice. Starr Carter is a sixteen-year-old girl who has grown up in a rough neighborhood called Garden Heights. Her dad used to be in a gang and did time, but has cleaned up his life. Through an...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: AFRICAN PSYCHO by Alain Mabanckou

Foster child Gregoir Nakobomayo is a foster child who eventually ends up on the streets, forever looking over his shoulder and fighting to survive. He plans to kill someone, and Mabanckou expertly weaves Nakobomayo’s backstory into his current plot. The first person narrative takes you right inside the mind of a disturbed person. At times,...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: BROKEN SKIN BY STUART MACBRIDE

Stuart MacBride leans heavily on both action and dialogue when constructing his stories, which gives an immersive feel without a lot of tell narrative and keeps the pages turning. One of the best things about this is that it really feels like you step into Logan McRae’s life for this particular, story, and that McRae’s...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Hard Man by Allan Guthrie

Married at 16, May Baxter’s husband Wallace is violent, and she decides to fool around with another man on the side. May ends up pregnant, and her husband isn’t happy. May’s family rallies around her and decides to protect her from her husband. George Pearce doesn’t want the job, but the Baxters won’t take no...

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Friday’s Forgotten Books: MISSING IN PRECINCT PUERTO RICO BY STEVEN TORRES

Steven Torres uses his skills as a storyteller to use the threads of an investigation to build tension in Missing in Precinct Puerto Rico. From the start, puzzle pieces are introduced that are used to filter all the additional details that arise during the course of the investigation. Torres does an excellent job of developing...