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Mrs Beach, The City of Leicester College

The Hate U Give

This is an important book with a very strong message that Black Lives Matter and I learnt a lot. I learnt about Tupac and listened to him on Youtube - too rude for me! I learnt what it is like to grow up in the ghettos of America and experience the gang culture there. I learnt the meaning of Thuglife and how this seems to be a vicious cycle -people in these communities feel oppressed and beaten down and experience a lack of opportunities and fall into the trap of drugs and gang culture to make money. However the young people grow up angry and turn against society with violence which leads society not to trust them.

I loved Starr's family and there was a really authentic black voice being spoken throughout that I could almost hear and I got the impression of a really strong sense of community, support and belonging amongst the black people that is worth its weight in gold! However this book is not my favourite because it only had one plot line throughout and it did not maintain my interest.

Posted on: 18th April 2018 at 02:57 pm

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