Mrs Rodger, Brooke Weston Book Busters
The Hate U Give
My favourite book so far. I've recommended this book to almost every student I teach. I loved the gritty subject matter and how relevant it felt to read. The whole book is filled with complex and gripping characters. THUG tells the story of Starr Carter who feels displaced from her local community (which is mostly black) and the private school her parents send her to (which is mostly white).
The book bravely takes on the uncomfortable truths of race relations in the US, unflinchingly dealing with structural racism, individual prejudice and how normal teenagers deal with the sometimes hostile world in which they live. I've recommended it to all my students and won't be stopping any time soon. Read it!
Posted on: 5th April 2018 at 09:25 pm
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