May 08, 2021feralranger rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This story about endemic racism told within a personal narrative is rich with humor and love and respect. The Hate U give is directly inspired by the acronym Thug life, which stands for "The hate u give little infants fucks everybody" which the late rapper Tupac Shakur wrote. And it is so true and this touching and relevant story is just one of a million others just like it. It reminded me of another saying coined by Ruth Bader Ginsburg; "Speak your mind even if your voice shakes". I highly recommend the audio edition as the voices of the characters become even more vivid through the narration of the reader Bahni Turpin.