The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Review: After hearing about this book I could not wait to get my hands on it, thank goodness my younger sister picked it up. She loved it and let me borrow it!
Everything in “The Hate U Give” is so important and real. Every page was like watching the news and all of the hate you see. From every page there was what we now see almost all the time when it comes to the police shooting unarmed people or young adults of color.
This book will have you raising up by the end of it and wanting to do what you can to help stop this from ever happening again. It will raise your spirit and you will be wanting to speak up and fight back against the wrongs that have been done.
To me this is one of the most important books of this lifetime and everyone should be reading it.
Favorite Quote: More like my favorite lines in the book!
“Now I tear up. Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone”.
“This is bigger than me and Khalil though. This is about Us, with a capital U; everybody who looks like us, feels like us, and is experiencing this pain with us despite not knowing me or Khalil. My silence isn’t helping us”.
“I hate that I let myself fall into that mind-set of trying to rationalize his death. And at the end of the day, you don’t kill someone for opening a car door. If you do, you shouldn’t be a cop”.
“So I throw one more blow, right at One-Fifteen. I’d ask him if he wished he shot me too”.
Would I? Yell at every person I meet that they need to read this book right now? YES! Buy this book for myself? Heck yeah!!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Hardcover, 444 pages.
Young Adult. Contemporary. Fiction. Realistic Fiction. Mature Themes.
Published February 28th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
-Summary from GoodReads.com