Book: Anger is a Gift (Mark Oshiro)

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Anger is a Gift

Mark Oshiro

Tor Teen

May 22nd, 2018

Moss Jeffries is just a kid with anxiety trying to get by in school. He doesn’t like being thought of as ‘that kid who’s dad got shot by the police’. He’s met a guy he likes, and it looks like for once, things might work out.

When things start to get tense at school, with new draconian rules, random locker searches and police violence–instead of being afraid, Moss works past devastation and towards anger. Sometimes anger can be a gift.

This book is gloriously diverse, and totally devastating, much in the way that Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is devastating. It’s Oshiro’s first book, but you’d never know it–he has confident prose, and his characters are multidimensional and interesting.

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JL Jamieson is a strange book nerd who writes technical documents by day, and book news, reviews, and other assorted opinions for you by night. She is working on her own fiction, and spends time making jewelry to sell at local conventions, as well as stalking the social media accounts of all your favorite writers.

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