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The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas
  • Five stars
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    At first I thought it was okay, but then I started to love it. It talks about this girl named Starr who witnesses her friend Kahlil get murdered by a cop.The news of his death started going on the news and claiming he's a thug that had a gun. Starr's friend Hailey thinks he deserved it. Will Starr be able to speak the truth. Will the truth put her family in danger? Find out now.
    Bree Grade 10
    06/20/2020
  • Five stars
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    This is a great book! My Grandpa got it for me, and I loved every page of it. It is very powerful and leaves a lasting impression on anyone who reads it. It is a story about a 16-year old African-American girl named Starr. One night after a party, she and her best friend are pulled over by a cop. Her friend makes a bad decision and doesn't follow the cop's orders, and is fatally shot by the cop. The book follows Starr as there are investigations, protests, marches, and much more!
    Reed C Grade 9
    06/26/2018
  • Five stars
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    I think this book is revolutionary and I'm not kidding. Angie Thomas tells the story of an African American teen, Starr, who witnesses the shooting of her friend Khalil. But this wasn't by a criminal. He was killed by a policeman. What's even worse is that many are blaming Khalil for the his death. He was unarmed. Meanwhile, Starr has to balance her life in a bad neighborhood with life at her fancy white school. This book will surely raise your awareness of the problems that black teens all over the country face. I give this book 2 thumbs up, and 6 stars if I was able to. Also suggested: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green and Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
    Sam R Grade 7
    06/07/2018
  • Five stars
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    The Hate U Give is a must-read book. The story follows sixteen year-old Starr Carter, a Black teen who attends a fancy White private school while living in a poor neighborhood. Starr's attempts to keep these two worlds separate are broken when her childhood best friend Khalil, is murdered in front of her eyes. Khalil was black, and he was shot by a White cop. As thrilling and harrowing as it seems, The Hate U Give tells the tale of how one voice is sometimes all it takes to change the world. Also suggested: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Nina T. 13
    07/11/2017