Can’t Wait Wednesday: Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t Wait Wednesday was once Waiting on Wednesday, but the purpose is the same: for bloggers to highlight what they’re waiting on. This week I am waiting on: Run, Riot



A powerful novel about young people standing up for themselves and their community, from the editor/author of The Good Immigrant.

When teenagers Hari and Jamal film an unarmed youth from their estate being beaten by police, they find themselves hunted by the very people who should be protecting them. But as they go on the run with Hari’s twin sister, Taran, and Jamal’s girlfriend, Anna, the four friends discover that the truth behind the shooting goes so much deeper, with terrible personal consequences for them all.

A hard-hitting YA crime thriller dealing with timely themes of youth helplessness, gentrification and police brutality

I saw this described as the UK’s The Hate U Give — rather apt, don’t you think? These are the YA stories that I want to read more of this year. 


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