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Lamar Giles

Author of Fresh Ink: An Anthology

14+ Works 1,711 Members 84 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the names: L.R. Giles, Lamar Giles

Image credit: Author Lamar Giles at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84062465

Works by Lamar Giles

Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Editor — 368 copies
Fake ID (2014) 230 copies
Not So Pure and Simple (2020) 228 copies
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (2019) 213 copies
Overturned (2017) 168 copies
The Getaway (2022) 159 copies
Spin (2019) 156 copies
Endangered (2015) 91 copies
Static: Up All Night (2023) 11 copies
Epic Ellisons: Cosmos Camp (2023) 10 copies
The Darkness Kept (2011) 1 copy
Live Again (2011) 1 copy

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Contributor — 529 copies
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Contributor — 163 copies
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Contributor — 104 copies
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Contributor — 87 copies
Cool. Awkward. Black. (2023) — Contributor — 46 copies
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Contributor — 46 copies
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III (2007) — Contributor — 41 copies
House Party (Joy Revolution) (2023) — Contributor — 15 copies


Common Knowledge



Gr 8 Up—Del attends church to get his crush Kiera's attention. When she and other teens approach the altar during
a service, Del joins them to get close to Kiera, then realizes he just became a Purity Pledger, promising to stay
sexually pure until marriage. With humor and honesty, this novel addresses the impact of sexism, social media,
religion, and adults' fears of teen sexuality, adeptly showing how even "good guys" indulge in toxic masculinity.
BackstoryBooks | 13 other reviews | Apr 2, 2024 |
Great mini-series. I haven't read any Static comics before this (though I am familiar with the cartoon), and this was a fun introduction to Virgil and his world. The art is wonderfully expressive.
coprime | 2 other reviews | Feb 17, 2024 |
When Kya and Fuse find out that their DJ friend, Paris is murdered and collapsed over her turntables they are determined to find out who did it. Will they solve the mystery and will the true killer be found?

I really wanted to like this book. I love a good thriller and am an avid music fan so I thought this book would be the perfect blend. I was hoping it was going to be similar to On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, which is the sequel to the Hate You Give, but it was not. It was a slower read than expected. I started to read the physical copy, but switched to audio ½ way through to finish.
I like the overall plot, but at points it was a little slow for me to read, other parts I was on the edge of my seat and wanted to know more as soon a as possible. I loved how it was told by different characters and jumped time periods. It was a mixed review. It was not a bad book at all, just not my favorite.
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Booksonthehammock | 7 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |
A little iffy on the dialogue, but the plot was fun. Static is reeling from a breakup with his girl and gets swept into a night of shenanigans.

Also, the characterization of Icon was a hoot! I wasn’t expecting that. Y’all, this man basically pulled out Clarence Thomas’s biography. 💀

I also liked the art style and how ridiculous Isadora was. Rocket was very abrasive/rough around the edges, to the point, I thought she was beginning to get very one-note. But she did simmer down a bit and showed some depth.

Overall, I want more Static content!
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DestDest | 2 other reviews | Dec 29, 2023 |



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