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The Hate U Give

As soon as I entered Starr's world I could instantly see what she was like and who she was. It's beautifully written and the first sentence had me hooked from the very start. I haven't yet completed The Hate U Give, however I still am eager to finish it, and I don't think that I've once been bored or distant throughout it. You follow the life of a black teenager called Starr who lives in an American neighbourhood called Garden Heights. She struggles to get along and fit in with the society and is more fond of staying at her family's small business and helping out than going to parties and socialising. When she's fleeing from a shooting at a party with her friend, they are pulled over by the police. When her friend is challenged by the police, he is shot, simply because he didn't show his ID.

In the book, issues relating to black rights and racism are tackled, and Starr has to build up the courage to stand up for herself and her race. I think everybody should read this book. Its moving and a very good insight into what her life is like. The Hate U Give is amazing!

Posted on: 30th April 2018 at 01:14 pm

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