One of the Good Ones

One of the Good Ones


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The Hate U Give meets Get Out in this honest and powerful exploration of prejudice in the stunning novel from sister-writer duo Maika and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.


When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.

One of the good ones.

Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there's a twist to Kezi's story that no one could've ever expected—one that will change everything all over again.

Title:One of the Good Ones
Edition Language:English
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    One of the Good Ones Reviews

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    Once I got what was going on in this book I was really impressed with the writing and how it all pieced together. These sisters have such a unique and distinct writing style, and in this case they too...

  • Althea ?

    ✧ you can read an excerpt of this book on my blog ✧To be honest, I am not much of a contemporary reader but when I am in the mood, this is the writing style that my brain mechanisms thrive in. It...

  • ScrappyMags

    January 2021 reading starts with an INCREDIBLE read!Shortest Summary Ever: Kezi Smith, a popular YouTube teen influencer, dies mysteriously and becomes a rallying case for a BLM-type movement. Kezi le...

  • BookOfCinz

    THE HATE U GIVE meets GET OUT perfectly captures this book…. And more! The book seeks to answer, who is one of the “good” ones and what exactly makes them a “good” one. Why are some consid...

  • Elle

    This was my first read by author and sister duo Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite, and I’m sure it won’t be my last! After the success of their debut Dear Haiti, Love Alaine, I was excited to see wh...

  • Berit Talks Books

    "But we are more than the good ones. We are the bad ones. We are the okay ones. We are the amazing ones. We are the nothing-to-write-home-about ones. We are the beautiful ones. We are just...ones." Wh...

  • eli ?

    (ar: 3.7/5)note: there is a major spoiler included here, but it's in the spoiler tag."One of The Good Ones" is an adequate novel with somewhat-developed characters, interesting stories, and average st...

  • Toya (the reading chemist)

    HOLY SHIT. I am honestly still trying to process what I just read. I literally got hit with a mixture of Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, and Tiffany D. Jackson all at once with the dynamic sister duo of Maik...

  • h o l l i s

    I had glimpsed a mention of a "twist" on the back of this book but had no idea what to expect for said twist. In fact I thought it was supposed to be something we learned fairly early on in the story,...

  • Michelle

    The premise behind the book is about how we judge people and their worth. Are they good students? Star athletes? Involved in community service? Are they beautiful? Talented? Are they considered "speci...