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Mrs Ewing, Woolmer Hill School

The Hate U Give

This book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in America and is the story of Starr who witnesses the shooting of her best friend by a policeman. The strength of this book is in the characters. The character of Starr is especially well drawn, I love her voice and how she finds the strength and courage to fight against injustice. Angie Thomas succeeds in creating empathy through her amazing writing and she provides a real insight into what it is like to live and grow up as a black person in America. Incredibly powerful and well written, I loved this book!

Posted on: 20th April 2018 at 12:01 pm

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