A Good Kind of Trouble

A Good Kind of Trouble

Title:A Good Kind of Trouble
ISBN:9780062836700
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:368 pages

Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she’d also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)

But in junior high, it’s like all the rules have changed. Now she’s suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she’s not black enough. Wait, what?

Shay’s sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum.

Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that’s trouble, for real.


    A Good Kind of Trouble Reviews

  • Adriana (SaltyBadgerBooks)

    I couldn't put this book down, and was so excited to be able to read it! I cannot wait for it to be released and to own a physical copy! It was a great coming of age middle grade novel! There were so ...

  • Christy

    Really cool way of showing how younger teens can engage in social justice (and how adults are always trying to tell them to be nice and also ignore their voices). Loved Shayla’s parents - encouragin...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusShayla is a good kid who doesn't like to be in trouble. Her older sister, Hana, is outspoken and interested in protests, but not Shayla. She's the kind of kid who will pick up...

  • Jazmen

    A Good Kind of Trouble attempted to do what The Hate U Give did for the YA audience—explore race issues, and race tensions but for an even younger audience.But, like, THUG, it barely scratched the s...

  • Gillian

    Quick to read, hard to put down, and I can already tell that it will stay with me forever. I loved the story so much. Shayla (and her friends & family) are wonderful characters. The writing is honest ...

  • Kelly Hager

    I love this middlegrade so much! Shayla reminds me a lot of me as a kid: quiet, almost desperate not to get in trouble and sticking close to a group of friends. But, like a lot of us learn, she starts...

  • Adiba Jaigirdar

    This book wasn't quite what I was expecting it to be but I really enjoyed it! It's a pretty quiet book about a young black girl who is learning to navigate the world around her and understanding that ...

  • Natasha Diaz

    As a multiracial girl who grew up feeling like I wasn't enough of anything, I wish I had this book to know I wasn't alone. As Shayla navigates her existence as a young Black woman in America, she is f...

  • Suzanne Morrone

    This is a wonderful book about a girl who doesn’t want to get in trouble. She is black and her best friends are Japanese and Puerto Rican. They call themselves The United Nations. But set against th...

  • Critter

    I received an ARC copy from a Goodreads giveaway.This was an amazing and beautifully written book. It is very realistic and touching. It was very enjoyable and difficult to put down....