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Ace of Spades

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Teens seek who's behind online bullying in tense thriller.

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This suspenseful read brings Gothic touches (enjoy hilarious, surreal descriptions of terrible teachers) to a very modern story with astute social commentary. In Ace of Spades, debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé brings us two relatable, complex characters and shows them confronting an old enemy -- systemic racism, a modern enemy -- online abuse, and the timeless challenges of being a teenager. The combination of these things makes for an entertaining novel whose social commentary never interrupts the fun of being absorbed in a great story.

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