Slay Audio CD – Audiobook, 24 September 2019
"A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that'll keep you down for the count."-- "Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author"
"The YA debut we're most excited for this year."-- "Entertainment Weekly"
About the Author
Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY. She is also the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club, and her work has been published in The Boston University Chimaerid Literary Magazine. She holds a BA in economics. Brittney spends her spare time playing video games, slaying at DDR, and enjoying the Seattle rain from her apartment. She lives with her husband Steven, who would rather enjoy the rain from a campsite in the woods because he hasn't seen enough scary movies. You can find her online at AuthorBrittneyMorris.com.
Michael Boatman is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and twice winner of the prestigious Audie Award for narration. He is a versatile television, film, and stage actor whose work on the hit TV show Spin City garnered him a GLAAD Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and nominations for two NAACP Image Awards. For his work playing Stanley Babson on the long-running HBO series ARLI$$, he was nominated five times for the Image Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Sisi Aisha Johnson has narrated numerous audiobooks and has twice won the AudioFile Earphones Award.
Dominic Hoffman, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, is a Los Angeles-based actor of stage, screen, and television. He has appeared in such television shows as The Shield, NYPD Blue, and The Jamie Foxx Show. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as well as the American Conservatory Theater.
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- Publisher : Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (24 September 2019)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1508296081
- ISBN-13 : 978-1508296089
- Reading age : 13 - 17 years
- Item Weight : 204 g
- Dimensions : 14.73 x 2.79 x 13.97 cm
- Customer Reviews:
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Slay is written by Brittany Morris. It is a book that styles itself as being a mix of ready player one meets the hate u give, although I feel like this book is still much more than that. It dives into racism in all forms and for me, this definitely makes it a must-read. I will be coming at this as both as an eye-opening experience in regards to racism and as a reader who enjoys playing video games.
Character Development: Really awesome, I loved the way Kiera grew throughout the story and I loved learning about Claire and Steph! Their relationships with each other were really well written and felt very real to me. I think my two issues was that Malcolm really never grew or learned throughout the book and I also wished we had a bit more of an insight into Wyatt to see how much he grew, I feel like this book focused more on the girl's development instead of it being more balanced which I would have preferred. 4/5
World Development: The world was gorgeously developed and I really loved learning about Slay, about coding, and about the world that the story is set in, regarding France and America. The way that Brittany wrote the world of slay tells me that she has played (and maybe coded?) video games as it was amazing! I loved learning about Black culture as I am trying to educate myself more so it was nice learning about it through this story. I loved the fact that we got representation for trans too 5/5
Pacing: I feel like the pacing of the book was a bit slow at the start but it quickly even out and became consistent throughout. I did feel like it went a bit too fast towards the end though and I wish it has slowed down a bit. 4/5
Language: There were a few things I struggled to understand, mostly due to the references to coding for example. There were times when some of the racist comments I got uncomfortable reading it but I understood its purpose to educate people and its important. Due to some of the language, I struggled to understand (maybe more of an explanation is needed just to make things clearer?) I give it 4/5
Plot Development: Loved it! I thought it was a really fun read and the concept was really well done in this book. 5/5
I believe that slay is a must-read for anyone not just for the education but also because it’s a really fun read that is really enjoyable. I am really looking forward to reading more from Brittany Morris!
= 5 stars!
Worth the money.