Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U GiveRating: ★★★★★

Recommend: Yes!

Genres: Young adult, contemporary

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This is the fastest I have given 5 stars to a book  in my life. A few pages in I just knew. This book follows the story of Starr, a 16-year-old black girl raised in a poor and mainly black neighborhood and studying in a overwhelmingly white school in the suburbs. She puts an incredible amount of mental load into belonging to both places, going to the extent of changing her speech and temper to fit in. One night, leaving a party with her friend Khalil, two cops stop the car – and murder Khalil right in front of her eyes. We then follow the struggles as Starr seeks justice for what is clearly a murder the cop should be charged for. This book is fantastic, it made me laugh out loud, bite my fingers and gasp so many times. It makes you angry, frustrated, scared. Oh my god, this was such a powerful story, so real you feel like it could anytime be showed on the news. It grasps perfectly the struggles of black Americans to get justice, the deafness of white people who only look for the reasons why the murder of black people is justified and the hypocrisy of racists. If this books doesn’t make you angry, nothing will.

Every person on Earth should read it, really.

Verdict: Need I say more? Read it now. Trigger warning: this book depicts violence and abusive relationships, and has mention of drug abuse.

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14 thoughts on “Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  1. I’m currently reading this book and yes, I’m only 60 pages into the book, but I swear I heard my heart pounding against my rib cage!! It’s so strong and the writing is so raw… I also ‘feel’ this book is different from any other book that I have read before. I cannot wait how I would feel like when i’ve finished!

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