Run, Riot

Run, Riot Review

A powerful novel about young people standing up for themselves and their community, from the editor/author of The Good Immigrant.

When teenagers Hari and Jamal film an unarmed youth from their estate being beaten by police, they find themselves hunted by the very people who should be protecting them. But as they go on the run with Hari's twin sister, Taran, and Jamal's girlfriend, Anna, the four friends discover that the truth behind the shooting goes so much deeper, with terrible personal consequences for them all.

A hard-hitting YA crime thriller dealing with timely themes of youth helplessness, gentrification and police brutality.

Title:Run, Riot
Edition Language:English

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    Run, Riot Reviews

  • Jessica {Litnoob}

    A book outside of the United States that tackles both gentrification and police brutality? I didn’t even imagine I could come across something like this, it feels like such a personal problem here n...

  • zaheerah

    * I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. This in no way affected my opinion of the book.After Taran’s twin brother witnesses a murder, it suddenly becomes a giant game ...

  • Annie

    A fast paced, action packed thriller of a story that I believe to be The U.K’s answer to “The Hate U Give” (THUG). A story that explores social injustice at the hands of corruption, a story that...

  • Megan  (YABookers)

    Disclaimer: I received this free from the publisher via NetGalley.Hari and Jamal witness and film a murder of an unarmed man from their estate. A murder committed by police. Soon, they find themselves...

  • Karen Barber

    What do you do when the people who’ve vowed to serve and protect you are the ones causing trouble? Sadly, the teens we follow through the course of this novel are forced to find out.Thanks to NetGal...

  • Amelia

    Run, Riot spends a single night following a group of teenagers trying to hide in their tower block after they video police murdering another teenager from their neighbourhood. It addresses police brut...

  • Megan ?? ??? ?? Michaels

    I wanted to absolutely love this, the pages did fly by, I liked Taran and it is such and important topic and concept. The writing was decent, the only let downs were I felt all the adult characters we...

  • Trisha

    Tough read exploring corruption and greed. But also inspiring young people to take the lead in exposing these types of social injustice....

  • Stella

    This is a powerful, page-turning, through-provoking YA novel involving teenagers, gentrification and corruption. So absorbing it made me miss my stop TWICE (so probably best read at home and not while...

  • Helen Swinyard

    I read this in two days. If you know me, you will know how impressed I must have been. I was totally gripped. Nikesh has much to say and does it with integrity, magic storytelling, authentic voices an...