I really enjoyed this book!

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𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙐 𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙐𝙨 𝙄𝙨 𝙇𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙡’𝙨 𝙢𝙪𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨.

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After seeing the incredible authors this book was being compared to I was quite nervous going into it. Somehow Nick Brooks manages to write a story as good as theirs.

I wasn’t expecting to be so emotional over this book, but it’s such an impactful and moving story that had some serious issues talked about. I hope I see many readers pick this one up, it deserves so much recognition and praise.

I highly recommend picking the audiobook for this one. It has a full cast and some special effects that bring the story to life. It was so beautiful to read this way and made such an incredible and realistic book!

I flew through this book, it was a quick book that I finished in one sitting. I was so hooked and entertained the whole time. I was so touched by the story of these three boys being treated and accused of murdering their principal. However, I loved how all three of them came together to figure out the truth and clear their names.

First, we have JB Williamson - a tall, intimidating student who is accused because “it’s always the quiet ones” (they say) and was seen threatening the principal the day he was murdered. Others also say he has anger issues… I felt bad for him, I loved his character.

Next, we have Trey Jackson - the star basketball player who moved from NY and now lives with his alcoholic uncle. He ends up accidentally bringing his uncle’s gun to school… and is also suspended from “the game” where recruiters are supposed to be… and it’s all the principal’s fault.

Finally, we have Ramon Zambrano - a Latin American student who sells his grandmother’s pupusas at school trying to help her out… even though he’s not supposed to sell them at school. The principal ends up getting his cousin arrested, humiliates him, and throws away his grandmother’s hard work… poor kid! I felt and connected the most with Ramon.

This book was so impactful and beautifully told! The only reason I bumped down a star was that the ending felt a bit meh. I’m glad they all figured out the truth, but the killer was a bit of a letdown personally… it made sense, there are not many motives.

Overall, this book was phenomenal and moving. The audiobook is the way to go with that full cast and sound effects! I can see this being the next talk of the town! Highly recommend this book!