Concrete Rose Book 2021 Review (The Hate U Give) by Angie Thomas | Concrete Rose Book 2021 Pdf Download

 

Concrete Rose Book 2021 Review (The Hate U Give) by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose Book 2021 Review:-  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 that in most ways, this novel is not for me. This novel for me is a window, rather than a mirror. This is good; we absolutely, 100% need way, way more diverse books. I need more mirrors for my students so I can show them that they can be anything, do anything, dream anything. Being able to give my students The Hate U Give and On the Come Up was the best gift - this novel only adds to those stories. But this novel is for all of the young men who want to see themselves when they pick up a book. It's for all the young people trying to figure out what it means to be an adult, what it means to be "a man", and in a large part what it means to break away from our past and the pressure of what we think we should be.

*Minor Spoilers Ahead*
I want to say upfront that I absolutely loved this novel. Thomas wrote authentically and without thought for what some people (we all know which ones) were going to say. Maverick Carter sounds like a young man from Garden Heights who is trying to figure his stuff out. He's not prepared to be a father - he's certainly not prepared for two children with two different girls. He sees dealing as a way out of his problems, but as the novel goes on, he starts to question whether or not this is really what he wants, what he needs to be doing. Maverick is seriously smart, and Thomas's writing provides a window into what it means to be 17/18 and a father and trying to provide for a child while still somewhat a child yourself. How do you go to school, and work, and care for an infant? What is important, really important to you, and what gets left behind? When Maverick faces death, he has to decide what he is willing to do, as a person, as a man, and as a father for his future.

We know that, in the timeline of THUG, Maverick Carter does some time as a way to escape the King Lords. I was worried as I was reading that the climax of this novel was going to be that event, but it isn't and what Thomas does is much more meaningful. The final line of the novel is perfection, as is every character interaction that she writes. There's a moment late in the novel (you'll know which one once you read it) where Maverick has to make a choice and I was convinced, absolutely convinced that he had. Nope, I'm wrong. It was a phenomenal turn and I honestly cannot say enough good things about this book.

Angie Thomas is a phenomenal author, a queen of words and story. Pre-order your copies now - this is a full 5 start novel. 

Concrete Rose Book 2021 (The Hate U Give) by Angie Thomas | Concrete Rose Book 2021 Pdf Download 

Concrete Rose Book 2021 (The Hate U Give) by Angie Thomas | Concrete Rose Book 2021 Pdf Download


Hardcover: 320 pages
Expected publication: January 12th 2021 by Balzer + Bray
Edition language: English
Original: title Concrete Rose


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