Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The Hate U Give is apparently an emotional rollercoaster, getting a 4.5 stars out of 5 on GoodReads this book has a lot of lessons within. The book might be provocative some have warned however, others believe more need to read the book. The Blurb of the book is below:
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborehood 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.
Overall, when I was searching about the book I found this quote, "The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen - people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right. Maybe this can be it." Honestly, this quote has only made me want to read the book more. If you wish to buy the book to join in on the Book Club the link is below:
Chapters - https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-hate-u-give/9780062498533-item.html?ikwid=The+hate+U+give&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0
Book Depository - https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Hate-U-Give-Angie-Thomas/9780062498533?ref=grid-view&qid=1503882873716&sr=1-2
Be warned the book is made for 12+.
The image underneath "Book Club" Is the main book we are reading.
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