We have loved doing our BAMF Reviews this year, so we thought we’d highlight the first six books we will be reading next year for our BAMF Reviews! There are some great books coming out next year and we need these titles in our hands. Some of the spotlights include an interview with the author, but all of them include why we are super excited to read this book!
In June 2017, we will be reading…The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Published by Balzer + Bray on February 28th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.
Why We Decided To Read This One
Jamie: We both realize we need to read more diversely and we are going to start doing so in 2017. So what better way to do so than with a Black Lives Matter movement book? This was auctioned and has movie rights, so you know it’s going to be fantastic as well as super important.
Dani: Jamie, why you gotta say all the important things all the time and leave me with “what she said”? Basically, it came down to a) wanting to understand what inspired the BLM movement more and b) not wanting to miss out on what will probably be one of the biggest books of 2017.
Why We’re Excited To Read It
Jamie: This is going to be such an important book in today’s society. I have a feeling that it will be one of the books that should be on required reading in high schools around the world to see what it is like to grow up in two different worlds and not be completely sure which one you wholly belong in. This is one that everyone should be looking into immediately.
Dani: See above. (Note: I don’t know where I belong either.)