A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity spar ...more
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Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - Apr 29, 2021
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I think this book successfully achieves what it had set out to do - to feature stories of Black kids in love.
Blackout is essentially a collection of 6 short stories, all set over one summer evening in NYC, when the city goes dark for a few hours. All characters are a part of a big, vibrant, multigenerational group of people connected to each other in various ways. You'll read about first meetings and heartbreaks and rekindling of old feelings. The book makes a point to highlight all k ...more
I enjoyed each of the stories & POVs (which doesn’t normally happen). There was some great queer rep, and there were some lovely friendships. This book made me think of Summer, and dancing, and eating ice cream - and it kind of made me feel that way too! What a delight.
I love everything about this and I hope they do this again ...more
I was SO excited to read this book...ever since the announcement by some of my favorite authors. It did NOT disappoint. The brainchild of Dhonielle Clayton, this COVID-quarantine project pulled in the best of the best to write an interwoven, short story collection ANY teen will love. I may be a 50 yr old, suburban, white woman - but I know the importance of own voices, ESPECIALLY in a meet-cute, young love, beach read novel.
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Blackout is a collaboration of short stories by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. In this well crafted book, New York City is in a summer blackout. Each author tells one part of the overall narrative where characters overlap and relationships are formed. It is a book celebrating young love and giving us a little bit of light in the darkness.
Confession: I have not read anything by these authors except Nicola Yoon, and this was such a good way to get introduced to their writing. I like that this is more than your usual collection of short stories, as they actually all come together under a certain event. Brilliant.