The 57 Bus came up on enough book lists and recommendations that I began taking notice. That is appropriate because that is how the book came about: as a news story that caused a writer to take notice. While this is a non-fiction book, it is written primarily as a story, which makes it fluid and easy to read. The 57 Bus tells the story of two students whose paths intersect only in one place: the 57 bus. One choice by one of those two students radically alters both of their lives. The moment Richard holds a flame to Sasha’s skirt, both their lives go up in the fire. Without giving more away, the book is worth reading, as it uses a story to delve into justice, race, gender, and the backgrounds of both students involved.