Friday Reads: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
Hardcover
464 Pages
Publisher: Balzer and Bray (Imprint of HarperCollins)
Release Date: February 28, 2017

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 KhalilΒ’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.

I’m really enjoying this book so far. Although I didn’t grow up in the same neighborhood as Starr, I can relate to this book. I can’t wait to finish it.

 

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