Anger Is a Gift

Anger Is a Gift

Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals by their own school. New r Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the medi...

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Title:Anger Is a Gift
Author:Mark Oshiro
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Anger Is a Gift
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:463 pages pages

Anger Is a Gift Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 28, 2018
    This book about systematic oppression and police brutality is hard as hell to read. There is no flinching at violence in this one, and in addition to exploring race, this book explores gender identity and sexuality in myriad ways (including a gay main character, Moss, queer parents of ...
  • Devon
    May 27, 2018
    I wish I liked this book more. Students organizing against the school-to-prison pipeline? An unblinking indictment against police violence? Tons of queer and POC characters? Near-crippling social anxiety? And it's written by Mark Oshiro, the guy who writes about books and TV with passi...
  • Marissa
    Jun 28, 2018
    Well I guess it's time for me to go against the popular opinion again. This book was hard to finish. I mean it was a serious struggle. The writing was bad - clunky, a lot of telling instead of showing, etc. Moss was an unbearable MC - the whole chapter after the police riot at his sch...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Mar 18, 2018
    This was brilliant. And gutting. I wouldn't expect any less from Mark--I've been a big fan since he was writing about Harry Potter--but it still blew me away. It was a fresh breath of air to read about a cast of mostly people of color, most of whom are queer (including trans, nonbinary...
  • Adam Silvera
    Feb 05, 2018
    Official blurb: "ANGER IS A GIFT is an explosion of fury and revolution. Mark Oshiro's beautiful and brutal debut proves that not only can anyone be a hero, but great change comes when the heroes work together." ...
  • sardit
    Jul 25, 2018
    For a book trying so very, very hard to be an inspirational tale of a gay black man and his assortedly diverse friends fighting against oppression, it is kind of amazing how racist, sexist, and ableist it turned out to be. (view spoiler)[I wouldn't call it particularly homophobic, but ...
  • Dahlia
    Dec 02, 2017
    The best way I can describe this book is "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby." (ETA: Actually, I'm going with "Imagine THUG and DEAR MARTIN had a gay baby that was then single-mothered by JULIET TAKES A BREATH.") I think there are more Q/TPoC in this book alone than in all of ...
  • Vitor Martins
    Jun 25, 2018
    Esse livro forte de um jeito que eu no imaginava que seria. um livro sobre a violncia policial nos Estados Unidos, sobre ser negro e gay em uma comunidade acolhedora mas controlada pelo Homem Branco e sobre lutar at o ltimo segundo para proteger seus ideais, sua famlia ...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Jun 18, 2018
    This was one of the most difficult books I?ve ever read. Wow. Update 7/9/18: I will probably not be able to put words into any kind of order that does the emotional aspect of this book justice. But I'm going to try. Just know that whatever I say pales in comparison to the maste...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Nov 08, 2018
    If I could take Mark Oshiro's writing style and add it over top of the story in The Hate U Give I think it would make for the best YA story about USA police racism and prejudice against minorities. Oshiro's style is far more compelling and emotional than that of Angie Thomas. Additiona...
  • Amanda
    Jun 17, 2018
    I really thought I was going to love this book, but I couldn't even finish it. Ok, the characters are black and gay and intersectional and plot is raw and politically relevant... these are all the things I was looking forward to. The thing is, I can't think of a single one of my studen...
  • charlotte
    May 05, 2018
    Galley provided by publisher Rep: gay black mc, gay Latino li, physically disabled side character, wlw side characters I really need to start a shelf which sorts books into the category of "it's not you, it's me" because this is one of those ones. I figure the best way to get thr...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Aug 31, 2018
    Incredible! Best book I've read this year so far! The main character is black, gay, fat, and neurodiverse. Side characters are diverse and intersectional in race, sexuality, gender identity, disability, mental illness, and religion. Amaaaaaazing teacher and parental involvement. ...
  • Lily ☁️
    Oct 06, 2018
    ? 2 1/2 stars Tears will be cried (hopefully). Blog | Bloglovin? | Instagram | Tumblr |Twitter ...
  • Cynthia
    Jul 22, 2018
    Anger Is A Gift tries to hold a mirror up the world to show you its ugliness. Racism, classism, hatefulness and good intentions gone awry are the cornerstones supporting the message that police brutality is real and awful. But the mirror is distorted and the message diluted in frequent...
  • K
    Jul 22, 2018
    This book could have been extremely valuable and I'm so disappointed by it. I really wish I could have given this more stars based on the potential (and what I think was the intent), but I can't. The writing isn't the worst I've ever encountered, but there were moments it was awkwa...
  • C.G. Drews
    Mar 21, 2018
    Oh wow this is an incredibly powerful book...just wow. Definitely do. not. miss this one when it's out in May, ok, peoples?!? It's so well written with amazing characters and it just sucks you write in so you're there, experiencing this horribly unfair and frightening world of police b...
  • F
    Jul 13, 2018
    Fucking magnets, how do they work? ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Sep 22, 2018
    What an impactful and important book. This was so hard to read. ...
  • chloe ꒰♡ˊ͈ ु꒳ ूˋ͈꒱.⑅*♡
    Dec 16, 2018
    OH MY GOSH this book completely and utterly ruined me. i have never felt so many emotions at once. review coming soon. ...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Jan 18, 2019
    Phew. This book. THIS BOOK. It tore my heart apart into pieces and then BLOWTORCHED THE REMAINS. - Follows Moss, a Black Latinx teen who becomes a teen activist, who fights against the oppressive practices enforced by the police at his school. - I adored all of Moss's friends. Th...
  • Emma Giordano
    Jun 09, 2018
    4.5 Stars! I really really loved this book. An absolute must read for fans of stories of teen activists. CW: racism, assault, violence, police brutality, murder/death Anger Is A Gift features such a diverse cast of characters to the point where I don't believe I can list them all...
  • Books on Stereo
    Jun 08, 2018
    Anger Is a Gift is simply a watered down version of The Hate U Give. ...
  • Acqua
    May 10, 2018
    2.5 stars. I didn't love this. I wanted to, I kind of expected to, but I didn't - for more than one reason, but they all come back to the writing, which didn't work for me. Anger Is a Gift is a story about police violence and racism from a point of view I hadn't seen yet: a gay b...
  • Charlie Anders
    Jul 20, 2018
    I've been a fan of Mark Oshiro for years, but this book still amazed me and startled me with its intense emotional story of a queer kid dealing with intense trauma from his father's murder at the hands of the police. What's great about this book is that the protagonist never "gets over...
  • Eloise
    Jul 12, 2018
    4.5 ~ This book made me cry on public transportation. I didn't expect it to be this difficult to read but I'm glad it was. What's this book about?: When the "security control" in Moss' school gets out of hand and violence follows, he, with the help of his friends, his ma and his c...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 25, 2017
    remember when I obsessively read that Mark Reads Twilight column? yeah, well, he wrote a book about systematic oppression and it's going to fucking rock. ...
  • Faith Simon
    Feb 06, 2019
    I'm gonna be real honest here, if I weren't reading this via audiobook, I wouldn't have been able to finish. It was way easier to listen to it while I was doing other activities than it would have been if I'd had to actively hunker down to read this for hours on end. Throughout most of...
  • may ➹
    Sep 29, 2018
    me before reading this book: how brutal can this book be I?ll be fine it can?t be that bad me, waking up this morning after finishing: sooooo it looks like my eyes are swollen from CRYING SO MUCH ...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 24, 2018
    This book actually made me angry - I was hoping for a thoughtful book about racism and police brutality that treated its diverse cast well. Pity then that it's poorly written, deeply misogynistic, ableist, and has an unpleasant "bury your gays" plot - and yet it wins praise for being w...