The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Book Review

Book Description (via Goodreads): “What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in moments you shouldn’t be?” Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

I have given The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’ve found it quite difficult to put exactly into words how much I love this book, but here it goes…

An incredibly emotional, honest and powerful piece of writing which I fell in love with very quickly. This book touches upon a lot of tough subjects that are sadly still happening in today’s society. This book will leave you with a lot of emotion, it will leave you thinking more about what other people are going through and will hopefully inspire you to raise awareness and to help support others.

This story really hit me right in my feels. The Hate U Give is definitely one of those books that will stay with you for a very long time. Powerful and hard-hitting topics Angie Thomas’ characters were superbly developed and I absolutely adored everything about Starr. Starr is our main character who is such a brave and strong person, I loved everything she stood for! As well as Starr, I enjoyed learning about her family and loved that each character had their own voice and personality. Angie Thomas has done an incredible job of creating well-built characters.

Although this book is very hard-hitting, Angie Thomas does a fantastic job of making her audience experience all different emotions, including a little light-hearted humour by putting in Harry Potter references, which I absolutely adored!

This book is SO important for everyone to read and I really hope you all do read it in the future if you haven’t already. Although this is classed as a YA book, I think it is still open for adults to read this book as well due to the important message and powerful topics that are spoken throughout in this book. I cannot wait to read more books by Angie Thomas in the future!

Please click here to find Black Lives Matter resources which you can use in your own leisure to research and become more aware and understand the movement more. I have taken it upon myself to research into the BLM movement as I am still yet to learn more and to support in every way in which I can.

Have you read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas? If so, what were your thoughts on this book? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,

Claire 📚

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