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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a story about a 16-year-old girl named Starr who is lead into Activism due to the shooting of her unarmed, innocent best friend who was shot for no reason. I really liked this book because it was a sad but exciting story. The contrast between Starr's two lives is important because it underlines that she is almost 2 characters in 1. At times in the book, she breaks down and can't face it any more (Garden Heights Starr) and then other times when she is brave and fights for justice for Khalil (Williamson Starr).

She is obviously a persevering, fighting character as well, because she has problems on both sides of her life - Khalil being shot for no reason and Hailey acting like he deserved it and ignoring Starr. To fight through all the problems must take a determined character.
The point of the book is to illustrate the imbecility of racism, and it certainly does this. To think that this is based on a true story is heart-breaking. Angie Thomas shows her point well by just telling the reader what happened.

Posted on: 29th April 2018 at 03:04 pm

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