I received this ARC ecopy from Net Galley. Here is my honest review:
This book starts off with a quote from The New York Times about "beaner-hopping." This is not something I'd ever heard of before reading this book, and I live in Arizona. It is hardly an act I can wrap my head around, but it just goes to show that there is hate in this world that happens without people even knowing. I can't believe the level of hate and racism we still have in this country.
About the book itself: It is told in first person/present tense with alternating narrators. You hear from Skylar (girlfriend of Jimmy, the attacker), Lisa Marie (Skylar's best friend), Sean (Jimmy's best friend and accomplice), Skylar's father Tommy, Jimmy's father, the school's baseball coach, the school's principal, etc. Readers hear from officers and news reports as well. Jimmy never gets to explain his side of the story, but it's easy to gather from everyone else's accounts. I would have liked to hear from Jimmy, but I mostly wanted to beat him up with a bat instead.
Full review @ imabookshark