The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
There’s just so much to The Hate U Give. It confronts everything from police brutality to cultural differences between races to things Black people do to be fully accepted by predominantly white groups (code switching, etc.) to why people end up doing things to finding your voice and so much more. The writing is excellent and really sucks you in. It is frustrating and sad because it’s so realistic and predictable. Even with tackling all the tough issues and the rather depressing premise, there is a lot of love and even hope. There is quite a bit of language but it makes sense for the story. I highly recommend it to teens and adults.
5 (out of 5) Stars
Books Read in 2021: 20
Pages Read in 2021: 5563