Dear Martin - Nic Stone

Dear Martin

By Nic Stone

  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Culture, Places & People
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 95 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read!” –ANGIE THOMAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

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 New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist.

Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it's Justyce who is under attack.

"Vivid and powerful." -Booklist, Starred Review
"A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice." -Publishers Weekly

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Latest Impressions

  • Awesome read

    By Rsuave317
    I love it!!!!! Very thrilling and suspenseful
  • Wow!

    By Christalbella
    Great book! Very relatable
  • This needs to be made into a movie!

    By Kiarra Monique
    Five VERY WELL DESERVED STARS! This book was phenomenal. Just phenomenal. Not only was the writing sooo good, the plot was the most original one I've read in a LONG while. The messages and gems throughout the book are some that will stay with me for a long, long time...maybe even forever. I cannot wait to read another Nic Stone book! Also, we need this book adapted into a movie ASAP!
  • Dear Martin

    By wests09
    I thought the book was amazing I love the subject of the book
  • It was ok

    By LA Error
    I guess my expectations were way too high but I really did not care for this book. Subject matter was great but the way it was executed was very confusing. I could not connect with the main character at all. I read this book in a matter of hours and I still cannot tell you much about him. He supposedly had a girlfriend at first but apparently they broke up and we don't see how or when. He just happened to mention it in his journal. We don't really get a solution to the problems he was having with his mother. It just seemed so rushed. Like I said, the subject matter was great, but I wish it was a little more detailed and polished.