Jan 9, 2018

The Hate U Give.

the hate u give.
angie thomAS.

Publisher Balzer+Bray.
Publication Date: February 28,2017.
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|444.
      Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


How did I not read this book earlier? I know for face, THE HATE U GIVE a story that will stay with me for years to come. It’s still on my mind. This beautiful story deserves more than 5 stars, a classic. I heard people talking about it when it came out, and when I started it THE HATE U GIVE I couldn’t blame them. My favorite book of 2018, so far. Not long after reading the book, I was inspired to work on my own novel. I know that I can’t relate to what happened to Starr, to her friend Kahill and as I read Starr’s story, I felt as I could, as if I was there along with Starr, experiencing her fear, anger, confusion and grief. THE HATE U GIVE is a book that everyone should read, I would highly recommend it. I feel as if THE HATE U GIVE will end up one of those books that will stay on bestsellers list for months to come, a story that nobody would forget.

I can’t even begin to imagine how Starr felt, once she saw Kahill get shot by police officer. It didn’t take him long to assume, and that’s all it took. If it were me, I don’t think I would been able to handle like Starr did. I loved how supportive both of her parents were, and how they were always there and I believe that’s what helped her. Of course i’m sure it’s one event that she would forget, considering it’s a 2nd friend that she saw get shot. How can you forget something this tragic? It’s hard to see one friend get shot at 10 years old, but two and one at hands of police, who are supposed to protect you. I agree with Starr, it shouldn’t happened and the officer shouldn’t gotten away with it. After Starr repeated her story over again, that must been horrible to have relieve that day over again. Like Starr, I wasn’t surprised that he didn’t get arrested. I would been angry too if I were in Starr’s situation, though I don’t think I would have the courage to do what she did once she found out.

I loved Chris. A lot of people including her father were in shock that Starr was dating a white guy. I can’t blame Starr for not telling her father when she started dating, considering how he reacted when he found out. Towards the end, I could tell that he was starting to warm up to him. I loved how Chris was with Starr, despite how her friends, her family treated him at first, that didn’t scare him. He didn’t care what others thought of them, all that mattered to him was her. I figured out that he loved her, before he said it. I hope that the two of them would end up with each other in the end. Those two belonged together, and I think that it didn’t take their friends long to accept that. Chris is who she needed, to help her thorught this, and I think that she should let him in sooner that she did. I am glad that she finally did.

A beautiful, heartaching, magnificent debut novel by ANGIE THOMAS , an author who already one of my favorites. I can’t wait to see what Thomas has in store for us next.


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