Dear Martin by Nic Stone was published by Simon & Schuster and is sold at £7.99

What is the book about?

Justyce Mcallister is a young black man who, whilst driving his ex-girlfriend home, is stopped by a police officer and handcuffed. Following on from this he attends a primarily white boarding school and he starts to see more disturbing instances and starts to write letters to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.

Who is it aimed at?

This is the perfect book for teenagers.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part was how well it looked at so many different ideas while Justyce tried to figure out himself and his place in the world. The problems and people he had to deal with along the way only created greater sympathy for him that made the whole experience even more emotive and engaging.

What was your least favourite part?

At first I had trouble adjusting to the style it was written for the most part in the present tense, however, as the book went on it was clear that was the correct choice for the story.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Though I was deeply interested in Doc (the understanding and inspiration Societal Evolution teacher of the main characters) I would have to choose Justyce himself. As a main character there was something about the way he seemed to be lost with how to react and move on with the twists, created a connection to the reader.

Why should someone buy this book?

I finished the whole thing incredibly quickly and was invested at every moment, and the topics discussed bring up conversations that simply need to be had.