November 07, 2018

#BookReview: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

About the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. 

Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. 

What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? 

And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

About the Author: Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She can also still rap if needed. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, was acquired by Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins in a 13-house auction. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg set to star.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Contemporary 
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My Review: I guess I am not in the general ideas of this title.  I made it to a little over 20 pages before I just had to call it quits.  The writing style and word useage in this one just got on my nerves and the story itself just felt all over the place.  I really didn't like how this one started up and it just didn't work out for me. 

I will however be watching the movie and hope that I do better with it.  I guess well see how it goes.  Ill come back and update this post once I see it. 
  Do I Recommend this book? No 

Go Into This One Knowing: Choppy, Racist Against Whites and Cops, Writing is just weird. 

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