I haven’t been around much lately– I’ve had a distinct lack of things to say, to be honest– and this post isn’t going to change things all that much, but at the moment I’m halfway through Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give and I figure I may as well start right now: this book is a big fucking deal, and a whole goddamn lot of people who aren’t reading it need to be. This book is fucking important in a way that nothing I’ve read in a while really has been, and I know I’m frequently all sorts of ebullient whenever I write about a book around here, but take this seriously.
Full post incoming once I finish it, of course. I can imagine a world where the back half goes pear-shaped, but I don’t know that it even matters. I can’t imagine it going sour enough that I wouldn’t be recommending this to everyone I could find when I was done with it.