I’ve got another WoW post for you today! A book I am eagerly anticipating is The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas. It kills me to say that I haven’t read many books about this topic before. Racism is something I utterly hate. I’m expecting this book to be an emotional rollercoaster, and very close to reality. If you read the synopsis, it’s not that crazy to say that things like that have already happened in the past few years. The reviews that it has gotten already are phenomenal, so I’m very, very excited!
The Hate U Give comes out on February 28th, 2017.
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.
Are you excited for this book? I would love to know!