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[[ Read Book ]] ä The Black Kids ⚞ Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming of age debut novel explores issues of race, class, and violence through the eyes of a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of theRodney King Riots Los Angeles,Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life It s the end of senior year and they re spending time at the beach than in the classroom They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted after beating a black man named Rodney King half to death Suddenly, Ashley s not just one of the girls She s one of the black kids As violent protests engulf LA and the city burns, Ashley tries to continue on as if life were normal Even as her self destructive sister gets dangerously involved in the riots Even as the model black family fa ade her wealthy and prominent parents have built starts to crumble Even as her best friends help spread a rumor that could completely derail the future of her classmate and fellow black kid, LaShawn Johnson With her world splintering around her, Ashley, along with the rest of LA, is left to question who is the us And who is the them I am not sure how to feel about this book at all At times it s amazing It s historical fiction that is absolutely relevant today But there were a few things that I didn t like The writing style is great, but in places the plot is hard to follow I think this is an eARC format thing, but the present past switching isn t smooth Ash is the kid of well off Black parents She goes to a school where most of the kids are rich, and all of her friends are White Her parents have made sure she has I am not sure how to feel about this book at all At times it s amazing It s historical fiction that is absolutely relevant today But there were a few things that I didn t like The writing style is great, but in places the plot is hard to follow I think this is an eARC format thing, but the present past switching isn t smooth Ash is the kid of well off Black parents She goes to a school where most of the kids are rich, and all of her friends are White Her parents have made sure she has grown up sheltered, and in doing this she sort of just lets her friends get away with being jerks They are bullies and often racist Ash doesn t feel like she fits in with them any, but doesn t see herself as one of the Black kids at her school The historical elements are important, and are almost being replicated in present times This book definitely educated me as I am ashamed to admit that I didn t know about the 1992 LA protests before I also liked how Ash grew as a person, and she was definitely muchmature at the end of the book having made a lot of mistakes She starts standing up for herself and calling people out and I love that So what didn t I like Mostly, that Ash is super judgemental about weight I think this is partly due to her friends influence, and her mother s who does exercise tapes really early in the morning But if someone looks like they ve gained weight, Ash comments on it, and that made me super uncomfortable Overall, a very educating read but I feel like the plot could have had a better flow And I wish Ash hadn t been so judgemental, but she was ALOT better than her friends, who are the worst Thank you, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, for the ARC copy I am incredibly excited to get into this story Original Not only does this sound like an incredible story, but this COVER I m in love I cannot stop looking at it There s something about sunglasses on a cover reflecting images that I absolutely adore.I will definitely be picking this one up and you should too Thank you, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, for the ARC copy I am incredibly excited to get into this story Original Not only does this sound like an incredible story, but this COVER I m in love I cannot stop looking at it There s something about sunglasses on a cover reflecting images that I absolutely adore.I will definitely be picking this one up and you should too Received a review copy on Netgalley Thank you to Simon and Shuster s UK for this early read. If there s not justice for one of us, there s no justice for any of us That just sums up the whole book I think this book is a perfect read for what is going on in the world today and also it educates us how little things have changed along the years since the riots of 1967 and again in 1992.I learned a lot from reading this book I think it does a good job highlighting the hurt and injustice that black people face in their day to day lives.Also all I want to say is Also, kudos to the author If there s not justice for one of us, there s no justice for any of us That just sums up the whole book I think this book is a perfect read for what is going on in the world today and also it educates us how little things have changed along the years since the riots of 1967 and again in 1992.I learned a lot from reading this book I think it does a good job highlighting the hurt and injustice that black people face in their day to day lives.Also all I want to say is Also, kudos to the author as this is her debut novel, I am eagerly looking forward tobooks by her.Highly recommended to everyone Thank You NetGalley and Simon and Schuster UK for this ARC