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Amy. G, Glossopdale School

The Hate U Give

What a book!

I thought that "The Hate U Give" was a extremely gripping novel that I would definitely recommend. The book also explains racism in an ideal way for teenagers to understand (myself, for example).

The book itself is about a 16 year old black girl named Starr who was born in a poor neighbourhood. She was the only person to witness the catastrophic shooting of her best friend (Khalil). He was shot by a white police man (number one-fifteen) Starr then moves to her posh high school where the only thing that she is concerned about, is finding her voice.

My favourite character is Starr because although she has had many tragedies in her life, she also has learnt to be brave and ready for anything that might happen in life.

My least favourite character is the white police man that shot Khalil because he thinks he can get away with murder just because he is white.

The main theme in this book is racism. I liked the way that Angie Thomas wrote the book because she described racism in a way that I understood clearly; it also made me understand how lucky I am that I haven't had to go through this experience. I think we all need to understand that racism is still a problem in society today and that we can try to make a difference in the future.

In conclusion, I think this was a stunning book and I will rate it 5/5 stars. I love the way that the book is written but there is a lot of profanity in it, therefore I would recommend this book for people aged 13+. Out of the whole Carnegie challenge, this was the best book yet.

Posted on: 26th April 2018 at 05:28 pm

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