One of the Good Ones

Maritza Moulite, Maika Moulite

fiction young adult
emotional reflective medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2021

The Hate U Give meets Get Out in this honest and powerful exploration of prejudice in the stunning novel from sister-writer duo Maika and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.


When teen social activist and history buff Kezi Smith is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, her devastated sister Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. Perfect. Angelic.

One of the good ones.

Even as the phrase rings wrong in her mind—why are only certain people deemed worthy to be missed?—Happi and her sister Genny embark on a journey to honor Kezi in their own way, using an heirloom copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book as their guide. But there's a twist to Kezi's story that no one could've ever expected—one that will change everything all over again.

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emotional 77%
tense 59%
dark 40%
reflective 40%
sad 40%
challenging 31%
adventurous 27%
informative 27%
inspiring 27%
mysterious 27%
funny 9%
hopeful 4%


medium 65%
fast 21%
slow 13%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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