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Hafsah, Swanshurst School

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a book that teaches its audience about how to cope with racism and the type of different people/personalities there are in society. It is a great way to break down the uncomfortable topic of racism to teenagers.


As a reader, I extremely enjoyed this book as it has taught me the difficulties of racism by using drama and humour. Another reason as to why I enjoyed this book was because it was written in first person, which helped me understand the emotions of Starr (the main character.)



The Hate U Give is about 16 year old Starr Carter who learns that she has been given a voice to use. After escaping a party after hearing gun shots, Starr and her best friend, Khalil are pulled over by a white police officer and Khalil is ordered to step out of his vehicle. As the officer has his back towards Khalil, Khalil opens the door to check on Starr. Then, pow… pow…pow…Blood is pouring out of his body and has soaked his clothes. The police officer had his gun pointed at Starr unit an ambulance arrives. This is Starr’s 2nd best friend she’s watched get shot and one by a person who is supposed to protect her. Now, if she snitches on television she could possibly destroy Garden Heights as she knows it but also get threatened by the the leader of King Lords (a drug dealing gang): King.

Posted on: 20th April 2018 at 08:05 am

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