Powerful and heartbreaking YA novel
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.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
What the bloggers and reviewers are saying....
The Hate U Give arrives with the kind of frenzied hype—more than a dozen publishing houses battled for the manuscript; the film rights have already been sold—that can easily sink a first-time novelist.
Dubbed the #BlackLivesMatter movement in novel form. It’s part of a long history of books about police brutality and sanctioned violence against black bodies
A phenomenal debut, and one which is well-worth the hype and praise. If it isn’t on your to-be-read pile, add it. Because it’s going to be one of the most important books of the year.
There are multitudes within the pages of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, a powerful, heart-wrenching, hopeful, beauty of a book.