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Jan 18, 2021SAPL_Teens rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The Hate U Give is a young adult novel written by Angie Thomas, describing the life of a young black teenage girl named Staar Carter. Staar is an expert at navigating the two worlds she lives in; her mostly white suburban high school and her black neighborhood where she lives with her family. This book explores Staar’s life and experiences regarding her race and ethnicity. She faces many problems throughout the novel, starting with the death of her close friend, Khalil. I believe the characters are well developed and represent today’s society. Considering what is going on right now, with the Black Lives Matter protests, I chose to read this book and I thought it was an opportunity for me to understand different perspectives better. The writing is from Staar’s point of view, which I thought was an excellent choice, since I could understand what Staar is thinking throughout the events. Overall I enjoyed The Hate U Give very much and I recommend people read it :) This book has a strong message: everyone should have the right to speak the truth no matter what they look like, their colour of skin, and their ethnicities, we are all one. Let us be Starr Carter and make everyone hear our voices! Wonderful novel! 4/5 stars, SAPL Read It & Review Contributor