Waiting on Wednesday #31: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Hi everyone! Welcome to another "Waiting on Wednesday" post (meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!). 

This week I am waiting on:

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
October 17th 2017, Crown Books for Young Readers
YA Contemporary
Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood, he can’t seem to escape the scorn of his former peers or the attitude of his prep school classmates. The only exception: Sarah Jane, Justyce’s gorgeous—and white—debate partner he wishes he didn’t have a thing for.

Struggling to cope with it all, Justyce starts a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But do Dr. King’s teachings hold up in the modern world? Justyce isn’t so sure.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Way up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack. The truth of what happened that night—some would kill to know. Justyce is dying to forget. 
I had seen this book around on social media (mostly on Twitter) but it wasn't until a few days ago that I read its blurb and realized how much I want and need to read this book. It sounds incredibly good and... I don't know how to say it. Important. Relevant. Such a necessary read. Cannot wait for it!!!

What are you waiting on this week? :)


  1. I've heard only amazing things about this book from friends, so awesome WoW pick! I hope you love it :)

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. Everything I've heard about this book and author have been amazing. Fantastic pic <3

  3. I've also only heard amazing things about this one, so I'm definitely looking forward to picking up a copy as well. Great choice! :)

  4. I've seen this on twitter, too!! It sounds really amazing. I hope we both love it!