Saturday, October 15, 2022

Book Review by Mary Smith


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 

"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."

My Opinion of the book: 

My opinion of The Hate U Give is it's a great way to inform yourself of what happens to different races and other topics such as gang violence, discrimnation, etc. 

My learnings from the book: 

From this book I learned that the stereotypes of black people and th eway society uses them to justify violence and racism against black and other races.

This book will appeal to the following: 

People who are into topics such as black history and also people who love to dive into deep topics. 

I give this book 5/5 stars! 

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