Thank you Edelweiss and publisher for the honor of reviewing this title ahead of its release date.
This is the first book I’ve read by the author, but believe me, I’m scooping up her other titles shortly. This book follows three friends who, after the murder of their friend, set out to 1.find out who killed him and 2. Show the world his music. Set in the late 90’s in Brooklyn, Jackson throws into a world of hip hop, the daily struggles of teens and that of black families and in the injustices they face. It hit me emotions like the ones I got reading THE HATE YOU GIVE and DEAR MARTIN.
This story is told by three points of view as well some past third person throw backs. I’ll usually feel overwhelmed by so many alternating perspectives, but this one didn’t bug me much at all.
Read this book if you love:
Old school hip hop references to make you feel old (or discover new ones if you’re not as old as I am)
Don’t read it if you’re heartless and prone to shedding your snake skin at night.