I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite. I was provided with a free electronic copy for honest review. Thanks so much to Inkyard Press and Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite for letting me be a part of this tour.
Authors: Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
Published by: Inkyard Press
Released: January 5, 2021
Source: Electron Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: The Hate U Give meets Get Out in this honest and powerful exploration of prejudice in the stunning novel from sister-writer duo Maika and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.
ISN'T BEING HUMAN ENOUGH?
When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.
One of the good ones.
Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there's a twist to Kezi's story that no one could've ever expected—one that will change everything all over again. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This is a very powerful, impactful, and timely book and I'm glad I got to read it. It was captivating and really hit me hard while reading it. This book really did take me on a journey, and it was a journey that I needed.
I enjoyed the switching timelines, how well they were used in the story. It was a good choice.
I also liked how it brought up the question of who gets to be remembered, while others are faceless and nameless. It's an important question to ask. It makes me think of how I will be remembered when I'm gone. Will I do something important, or will I be just another name in a family tree.
I'd definitely recommend giving this book a read. It delivers a really important message in a very impactful way.
Thanks so much for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite. It's definitely a book that I recommend giving a read. It will leave it's mark on you. Thank you so much to Inkyard Press and Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite for letting me have the opportunity to read it and for being a part of this tour.