Rezension: The Hate U Give / Angie Thomas

I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.
Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.

Verlag: Harper Collins Publ. USA
Erscheinungsdatum: 28.02.2017
Seitenzahl: 444
Altersempfehlung: ab 14

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. (mehr …)

Rezension: Paper Butterflies. Can You Fly With Broken Wings? / Lisa Heathfild

…’All right, but promis me you’ll talk to me if you need to.‘
I nod. But I know she’d never believe me. They never do.

Verlag: Egmont UK Limited
Erscheinungsdatum: 15.07.2016
Seitenzahl: 354
Altersempfehlung: ab 12

June’s life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one – and a secret one.
Not even her dad knows the truth. She’s trapped like a butterfly in a net.
But then June meets Blister, a boy in the woods.
In him, she finds a glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away.

Becaus every creature in this world deserves their freedom.
But at what price? (mehr …)

Rezension: Dorothy Must Die / Danielle Paige

Your mission:
REMOVE the Tin Woodman’s heart,
STEAL the Scarecrow’s brain,
TAKE the Lion’s courage.

Verlag: HarperCollins
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.04.2014
Seitenzahl: 464
Altersempfehlung: ab 14

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado-taking you with it-you have no choice but to go along, you know?
Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a road of yellow brick-but even that’s crumbling.
What happened? Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe. (mehr …)