When I finished BeatNikki’s Café, it took a while for me to stop shaking and fully relax. I got to thinking that maybe I should never relax. At least not about defending human rights. I really like the books this author puts out and was looking forward to this one. I was not disappointed! There was so much tension on the page I felt I lived it. Brava on portraying just how trying dealing with an angry teen can be. All the characters in this book, especially Nikki and those in Nikki’s orbit, even the bad guys, were drawn as multidimensional people. People we recognize every day. Most importantly, James brought forward the ugly, hate-filled layer of humanity the Orange Man whipped up and released during the last administration and took society back two decades in the fight. The ultimate message is that we must fight back twice as hard.