WI-AIMH Recommended Reading: "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone
This summer, WI-AIMH staff is sharing summer reading recommendations with our social media audiences. Look for a new post every Thursday for a book selection and thoughts from a member of Team WI-AIMH.
This week, we have a special guest reader for our recommended reading series. Samuel is the son of WI-AIMH Executive Director Lana Nenide and is a freshman at Middleton High School.
Week Five: Samuel reads Dear Martin by Nic Stone
“Last year my friend recommended I read The Hate You Give and it was good. So good that I took my family to watch the movie. Just a week ago I needed a new book so another friend recommended I read Dear Martin which I assumed was similar to The Hate You Give. I was correct. But there are a few things I like in Dear Martin that I think are better than in The Hate You Give. I believe that Dear Martin is more captivating and leaves you always on the edge of your seat whereas in The Hate You Give the middle of the book isn't as exciting. Don't get me wrong, both books have similar themes but the way Nic Stone, the author of Dear Martin writes the story, I think it's more exciting. Where in most cases I finish books in 2 weeks, I finished this book in 3 days. Whenever I had free time, instead of spending it on YouTube, I would read this book. I would recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12. It has inspired me to think of things in a different way and to always be respectful no matter what race, sex or nationality a person is. I hope to anyone who reads this review that you get up and go to the library and get Dear Martin." - - Samuel, WI-AIMH Guest Reader