Title – The Hate U Give
Author – Angie Thomas
Publisher/Published – Walker Books/April 2017
Genre – Young Adult, Contemporary , Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Pages – 438
Summary from Goodreads
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
5 out of 5 stars
So I read this in 3 sittings over 3 days and Wow. I finished this a couple of days ago and I’ve been think about what I want to say. If I’m really honest I don’t think I could describe just how much I loved this book and the message it portrayed. This blew me away and I would highly recommend that every body give this book a try because it is so powerful and shows a harsh reality. There were moments in this where I was actually crying. I’m not doing to say much more except give this book a try and see how it impacts you.
Quotes that impacted me.
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.”
“I can’t change where I come from or what I’ve been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me?”
“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.
He lived, but not nearly long enough, and for the rest of my life I’ll remember how he died.
Fairy tale? No. But I’m not giving up on a better ending.”