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emma, The John Mason Readers

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a book about a 16 year old girl called Starr who lived in a community (nicknamed the garden) with gangbangers and drug dealers. But a different side of Starr is shown when she goes to her private school. She can't let her best friends Maya and Hailey or her boyfriend Chris find out about the garden but after witnessing the murder of her friend Khalil her two worlds collide.

Starr has to deal with police, friendship and relationship problems and the fact that her childhood friend Khalil is dead.

The book is an excellent read, with sudden highs and lows. It deals with real issues and gives an unknown view to the issues.

The storyline is confusing but this matches Starr's feelings perfectly.

There are a lot of morals like 'make your voice heard' and 'only keep friends worth keeping'.

All in all an amazing read for 11+. I would give it 5 stars.

Posted on: 18th April 2018 at 01:39 pm

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