Impressive debut

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Seriously impressive writing; the author effortlessly paints a picture of Brooklyn and the characters that inhabit it. You get a perfect sense of how close Gil is with his family and friends, and how important his Jamaican heritage is to him. "True, True" already oozes with personality, and with the message of standing up against intolerance and striving to be the best one can even when the world is against you. The fact that Gil wants to go to a primarily white prep school so that not only he, but the people he loves can have a better life is admirable. I love how Gil reacts to being shoved on his first day of school, and can't wait to see what other drama unfolds.

The cover is awesome! I love the character art, and the colors scream 'Jamaica.'