It's time for another installment of Wednesday Words, where I share with you a piece of what I'm reading! I'm very excited about this book. I pre-ordered it, and then watched as it was released, and my book hadn't shipped yet. When it finally did and arrived in 1 day, here was my reaction:
Yeeeeeerrrrrggggssh! pic.twitter.com/ewjkCgr00U— Deb the Author (@DebTheAuthor) March 10, 2017
I was super excited. If you don't know anything about this book, you've been living under a rock. Just google Angie Thomas, and you'll get at least one interview. You can also follow her on Twitter at @acthomasbooks. This book remains #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List for YA Hardcovers for the third week in a row! I really hope we can throw up a 4 when the new list comes out.
A little bit about the premise, Starr, a young black girl who lives in the hood but goes to a predominately white prep school witnesses the murder of her childhood friend by a cop. So much inspired Angie to write this, and it's a very important narrative today. I spent most of Monday reading it while my manager wasn't around, so I've actually read further than I usually have. I need to brace myself for more, because I know this book will only get deeper as I go.
That said, let's see what I shall share today! Random.org chose page 305 of 464, so I hope there are no spoilers.
*reads the first couple of lines, laughs*
I'm thinking, please don't let him sing. Please. But there's this familiar boomp . . . boomp, boomp, boomp.
"Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down," Chris raps.
This is funny for so many reasons.
Have you picked this book up yet? You need to.