Ace of Spades is an amazing, riveting story following two Black teenagers as they navigate their senior year of high school. Like other students, they’re worried about college applications and maintaining their good grades. UNlike other students, there’s an anonymous gossip girl-esque creep watching their every move and exposing their darkest secrets. These two kids who have never really had any interest in knowing each other come together to figure out who is doing this to them, and, more importantly, why.
This is one of the best books I have honestly ever read. It’s suspenseful and heartbreaking and powerful. I quite literally had to force myself to put it down to get myself to work. Even setting aside the plot, Ace of Spades brilliantly shows the many differences and many similarities in the lives of a Black, queer, rich girl with Jimmy Choo heels, and a Black, queer, scholarship kid who has to do some questionable things to help his mom make ends meet.
I felt angry, sad, and betrayed right along with the protagonists. I can’t recommend this book enough.