Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Today I’m going to be posting my review of Angie Thomas’s novel The Hate U Give.
The Hate U Give by: Angie Thomas: Starr Carter has witnessed one of the most horrific things in her life, and it’s not even for the first for her. On her way home from a party her and her friend Khalil get pulled over by a cop, the cop gets physical and when he sees Khalil reach for something he shoots, three times. The novel is Starr and her journey through it all. Reliving the day, going through the hate, going through the court, the media. This novel is very topical for this day and age, which quite frankly is sad but it sheds some really bright lights on racism in America. The plot was heavy, but as the reader took this journey with Starr, they became one with her. There was never a moment in the novel where the reader didn’t feel for her, and each step it took for Starr was a battle worth fighting. The characters are what really made this novel; they were raw and flawed, but they were also strong and brave. The fact that characters got in the reader’s face and made you feel so strongly means that they were created very well. As much as some were bad people, it was still really good writing. There were also the really good characters, and there are scenes with them where the reader can’t help but laugh out loud. This novel should really be read all over because it’s courageous, it’s fearless, and it’s bold.