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Katie, CSI Peterborough (Carnegie Shadowing Investigators)

The Hate U Give

Main protagonist, Starr, lives in two unlike worlds. One: her posh school in a mainly white and affluent inhabited area and two: her riot-heavy, poor and dangerous, mostly black neighbourhood. When Starr is witness to a futile shooting of her childhood friend, her worlds blur together. THUG is a story about finding yourself, standing up for justice and speaking out. It deals well with many issues in society, including prejudism, bigotry and racism. I was gripped from the first page and relished the plot – I could not put this book down. I thought that some of the morals and quotes used in the book were very meaningful, thought-provoking and powerful. Angie Thomas developed each character well throughout the novel and I could identify with them easily. I also found her writing style really suited this plot - which was just stunning. In places strong language and content was used, therefore I would recommend that mature people read this book, however this was needed to add effect and reality - to consequently make the story more believable. Overall, I found this book an emotional read, that was very grounding, heart-rending and harrowing and I believe that this book deserves to win Carnegie, as it is simply an incredible read.

Posted on: 25th April 2018 at 08:33 pm

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