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 crippling panic attacks.Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift....
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Anger Is a Gift Reviews
can't belive I got an ARC of this I'M SO HAPPY
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.
This was an incredible novel, a portrayal of pain and anger and love and light and justice. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
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 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
This was one of the most difficult books I’ve ever read. Wow.
This book gutted me and I am totally fine with it. Moss' story is one that's real and painful (but also hopeful) and all of it makes for a necessary read.
Full review to come.
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, start protesting at their school. The reason for these protests is because there have been many choices the school has made to “protect” its students when it has only made them more furious. These choices include things s ...more