Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Summary:(from goodreads) Our philosophy is simple: Promote a latte-colored world! —from the Latte Rebellion ManifestoWhen high school senior Asha Jamison gets called a "towel head" at a pool party, the racist insult gives Asha and her best friend Carey a great money-making idea for a post-graduation trip. They'll sell T-shirts promoting the Latte Rebellion, a club that raises awareness of mixed-race students.Seemingly overnight, their "cause" goes viral and the T-shirts become a nationwide fad. As new chapters spring up from coast to coast, Asha realizes that her simple marketing plan has taken on a life of its own-and it's starting to ruin hers. Asha's once-stellar grades begin to slip, threatening her Ivy League dreams, and her friendship with Carey is hanging by a thread. And when the peaceful underground movement turns militant, Asha's school launches a disciplinary hearing.Facing expulsion, Asha must decide how much she's willing to risk for something she truly believes in.
Review: This book was just an ok read for me. It was good premise and while I thought it played out fairly well it seemed a little bit drawn out and long during some parts of the book. i liked that the chapters switched back and forth between present day and when this was happening. The alternating time frames made the story more excitng as the reader already knew that trouble was coming but they didn't really know the full story. I liked the characters in this book but I didn't really connect with them at all. Asha and Carey were interesting characters but neither one was anything outstanding. I did think this was a good contemporary read and I know lots of people will enjoy it , it just wasn't my favorite.

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