If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dea ...more
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2020 ain't got much else going for it. Can we skip to 2021 so I can read this book?
angie thomas said let's give my readers what they want, so she gave us maverick's backstory. wake me up when january 2021 begins.
WE HAVE A TITLE. WE HAVE A COVER.
I AM SO IN LOVE.
Seriously though, really loving the title of this. Hard and soft at the same time. This is going to be moving, y'all.
Let's all put it on our TBRs!
Heading back to Garden Heights!!!
Dreams do come true.
Can't wait for more info on this!! ...more
WITH A DURAG.
ON. A. COVERRRRRRRR.
And it's Maverick's backstory?!?!?! Angie Thomas, just take my money already.
Y'all you have no idea how important this is. Stories like this are some of the most important because of all the terrible stereotypes it's up against. The stigma around black men from the hood is staggering. They're judged so much by people who don't know a thing about what they go through. It's time we all gained more perspective because black men are not monolithic.
Me: I? I see myself holding a set of all of Angie Thomas’ books, including that untitled one with no release date or cover that no one knows anything about except for the setting
Random Person: .... that’s nice
Description: “the main character is not a stranger”
Me: *rereads THUG and OTCU, analyzing and taking note of every single secondary/side character the new protagonist could possibly be* 🕵🏻♀️🤔
**JULY 1, 2020**
HOW COME IM JUST NOW SEEING THE SYNOPSIS OF THIS BOOK?! AKJSAJLAKJDSLK!!
Im so excited to learn Maverick's story as a teen!!!😭😭
If this book provides 1/10 of the feels of THUG, I will consider it a raging success.
We were like soldiers, shoulder to shoulder
Back to back against the wall
Always there to catch me if I would fall
If I was in trouble, when you was in trouble
Never gave a damn if I was wrong or right
Never backed down if we had a fight
Now you've gone away
Always thought that you'd be here to stay
See you on the other side, we will ride again
We would ride like the wind on the stairways of sin
I can't believe all the wrong would turn
Now that you're gone, how can I go on?
You w ...more
HELLO SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT CHAIN OF GOLD AND HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD AND LOOK AT THIS BOOK
(no hate i also am rlly excited for house of earth and blood and chain of gold)
Oh man, this book. This book is incredible, phenomenal, and groundbreaking in so many ways. Before we even get to the story, let's just focus on that cover. We have Maverick Carter, a Black man in a durag, on the cover of a novel. This is incredible, and it's going to mean so much to so many people. THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS AND BEAUTIFUL AND I WILL BE PREORDERING IT IMMEDIATELY.
Full disclose - I'm a white female educator, and I recognize t ...more
This book takes us back before Star was born and shows us how Big Mav, Star’s dad and hero, became the man we saw in The H ...more
When I saw that Angie Thomas had another YA book coming out, I of course immediately added it to my 'to read' list. No matter what she writes about, I'm there. Then when I found out that it was a prequel to THE HATE U GIVE, with a focus on Starr's father Maverick, I was even more interested. Mav was one of the most interesting characters in THUG, and I liked the idea of seeing his backstory.
Mav Carter is doing his best to live h ...more