Thursday, January 14, 2021

One Of The Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

(Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

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.


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.

my thoughts:

Wow! What a book! One Of The Good Ones is a must-read for everyone. It's a gripping story about family, relationships, activism, religion, and race. This book has it all - top notch writing, interesting and unforgettable characters, and an unputdownable story that will haunt you for days after. It is simply put, terrific. I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you won't want to miss out!

Written by sister duo, Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, One Of The Good Ones, focuses on sisters, Kezi, Happi and Genny. Kezi is the activist - she's popular on Youtube, gets great grades and is set to attend a top university. Unfortunately, Kezi's life is cut short when she dies at social justice rally. Reeling from such a huge loss, Happi and Genny decide to honor Kezi' life by taking a road trip. Apparently, Kezi had mapped out a trip following a guide set out by The Negro Motorist Green Book. Of course the trip turns out to be more than a just a trip - the sisters wind up learning about so much about each other, themselves, and Kezi.  And, I just LOVED reading all about their journey through grief, self-discovery, and what it means to be family. Such a great story!!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book!

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