Anger Is a Gift

Anger Is a Gift

A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro's Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and strength of a community living within a system of oppression. Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near c A story of resilience and loss, love and family, Mark Oshiro's Anger is a Gift testifies to the vulnerability and str...

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Title:Anger Is a Gift
Author:Mark Oshiro
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250167027
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:463 pages pages

Anger Is a Gift Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 28, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

  • Devon
    May 27, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

  • Joss
    Mar 11, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Mar 18, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

  • Adam Silvera
    Feb 05, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

  • Dahlia
    Dec 02, 2017

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

  • Vitor Martins
    Jun 25, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

  • Ceillie Simkiss
    Jun 07, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

    Holy shit. Y'all gotta read this. ...

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Jun 18, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

  • Sylwia (Wish Fulfillment)
    May 22, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

    Holy shit. Y'all gotta read this. ...

    Dropping this at 30%. I cared about all of the relationships connected to the protagonist. I loved the representations through various characters, the way the author showed anxious symptoms, and the way that the author showed a world that I'm more familiar with. I also enjoyed the time...

  • charlotte
    May 05, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

  • Kaleena ★ Reader Voracious
    May 11, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

    Holy shit. Y'all gotta read this. ...

    Dropping this at 30%. I cared about all of the relationships connected to the protagonist. I loved the representations through various characters, the way the author showed anxious symptoms, and the way that the author showed a world that I'm more familiar with. I also enjoyed the time...

    ?Full review now posted. (This review can also be found on my blog!) ?It?s like people want me to be this version of a person that isn?t me. Like, always ready to fight and march and rally, and I don?t even get to be myself.? ?? - Pride Month Read #4 [5/5] ...

    ? Anger is a Gift is available NOW! Do yourselves a favor and pick this one up! "Anger is a gift. Remember that...You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as ammunition. You use that anger to get things done instead of just stewing in it." This is an incredibly powerful ...

  • USOM
    Apr 02, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

  • C.G. Drews
    Mar 21, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jun 12, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

  • Marianna
    Apr 25, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

  • Camryn
    Jun 11, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

    Holy shit. Y'all gotta read this. ...

    Dropping this at 30%. I cared about all of the relationships connected to the protagonist. I loved the representations through various characters, the way the author showed anxious symptoms, and the way that the author showed a world that I'm more familiar with. I also enjoyed the time...

    ?Full review now posted. (This review can also be found on my blog!) ?It?s like people want me to be this version of a person that isn?t me. Like, always ready to fight and march and rally, and I don?t even get to be myself.? ?? - Pride Month Read #4 [5/5] ...

    ? Anger is a Gift is available NOW! Do yourselves a favor and pick this one up! "Anger is a gift. Remember that...You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as ammunition. You use that anger to get things done instead of just stewing in it." This is an incredibly powerful ...

    Jesus. This was brutal, but so, so important. ...

  • Ava
    Jun 03, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

  • Emma Giordano
    Jun 09, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

  • Chelsea
    May 21, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    Jun 08, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

  • Rachel Strolle
    Nov 20, 2017

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

  • Acqua
    May 10, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

  • Greyson (Grey) [Greyson Reads/Use Your Words] Edwards
    Mar 30, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

  • Eloise
    Jul 12, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 25, 2017

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

  • Nadia
    Jun 13, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

  • Marco Morano
    May 27, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

  • Angel ✨
    Jun 24, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...

    You can find this and many more reviews on my blog Marianna's Corner! Anger Is a Gift is a very intense, very emotional and very important YA contemporary novel. The story follows Moss, a teenage gay black boy who is struggling with his grief over his father?s murder by the Oakla...

    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...

    Official: Anger is a Gift is a masterpiece. A perfectly paced, gut wrenching, powerful masterpiece. If you ever set it down when reading (which, believe me, you won't want to), you will have to let out a breath because it's that incredible. but also: oh my gooooooooooooo...

    ...

    RTC ~~~ this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and i'm so scared to start, but like this is due back in two days,,, so I kinda gotta start ...

    Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. ...

    I just want to preface this review by saying, this book is heavy and it's intense. Anger is a Gift grapples with incredibly timely and difficult issues - such as police brutality, racism, and a variety of other -isms. At times it makes your blood boil, your heart break, and your tears ...

    This book was sent to me as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. As this is my most anticipated read of the year, I am happy to say it didn?t disappoint. ANGER IS A GIFT is Mark Oshiro?s debut novel follows our main character Moss, who, with a group of his friends,...

    Holy shit. Y'all gotta read this. ...

    Dropping this at 30%. I cared about all of the relationships connected to the protagonist. I loved the representations through various characters, the way the author showed anxious symptoms, and the way that the author showed a world that I'm more familiar with. I also enjoyed the time...

    ?Full review now posted. (This review can also be found on my blog!) ?It?s like people want me to be this version of a person that isn?t me. Like, always ready to fight and march and rally, and I don?t even get to be myself.? ?? - Pride Month Read #4 [5/5] ...

  • Sien
    Jun 30, 2018

    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...

    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...

    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...

    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...

    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...

    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...

    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...

    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...

    Esse livro é forte de um jeito que eu não imaginava que seria. É um livro sobre a violência policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar até o último segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua família ...

    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...

    4.5 This book is the reason I'm crying in public transportation right now. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read bit I'm glad it was. Not only was there great racial diversity and expression of police brutality in a horrific level, we also got some brilliant sexuality and g...

    Galley provided by publisher I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get through this review is by listing the good and bad things so, here we go. THE GOOD - The d...

    4.5 stars Check out my blog for more reviews and other bookish posts! This is a spoiler-free review! I received an e-ARC from Tor Teen through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! ?Anger is a gift. Remember that. You gotta grasp on to it, hold it tight and use it as amm...

    This is one of the best YA books I have ever read. I don't have the words to describe this masterpiece yet, but hopefully soon I'll compose a better review. For now: Just read it. UPDATE: This story encompasses so many themes that it?s still hard to discuss. It has everything y...

    This one is just not happening right now, but SOON. VERY SOON. It just felt weird to have it sitting on my currently-reading shelf all this time while I've literally only read the first chapter. ...

    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...

    I really want to write an actual review, but perhaps after I have stopped sobbing my eyes out ...