The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Book Review

Book 11 of 2021

The Hate U Give

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I don’t know that I can really add anything that hasn’t already been said about Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give – it’s important, moving, relevant, and eye-opening. A real powerful story with a powerful message, and the world is better with this book in it. 

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter walks the line between two different worlds: the poor neighborhood she calls home and the swanky prep school she attends. But both of her worlds collide when she witnesses the shooting of her best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. 

Angie Thomas took one of the most important and prevalent movements of today and created a moving narrative about a girl shifting between two worlds, a life-altering incident that brings it all crashing down, and her subsequent fight for justice. 

I think this book should be a must-read for everyone, adult and YA – everyone has something to gain, something to learn from this book. It took me into a different world and opened my eyes to things I hadn’t even noticed before and gave me a new perspective. It was also just such a good book with a fantastic storyline, amazing writing, and deep character development. I think it’s really special when a book can not only entertain but open your eyes to different world.

Angie Thomas’ book was wonderful, and I can’t wait to read about Maverick in Concrete Rose. 

Title: The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: Feb 2017

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 444

Date Read: Mar 1 – Mar 25, 2021

Rating: ★★★★☆

CW: abusive relationship, death, blood, cheating, drug use, gun violence, institutional racism, murder, police brutality, fire, racism

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