The Hate U Give: #bookreview

“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.”
― Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

How many of us would do the right thing even if it put ourselves and our family in danger?

In The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Starr Carter is like many 16 year-old girls who are just trying to find their place in the world. Unfortunately, Starr witnesses her childhood friend, Khalil, being shot by a police officer.

The police and the media paint Khalil in a bad light even though he is the victim. They say he was a thug and possibly a drug dealer. The media can make anyone look however they want them to look – good or bad.

Starr knows what really happened. She also knew who Khalil really was – not the thug that the media portrays him as. The police definitely don’t want Starr to come forward with her story.

Starr has to decide whether she is going to tell the truth or keep silent. Can she be more brave than anyone

Personally, I loved this book. I think the reader can empathize with Starr. We might not know exactly what she is going through but we can listen. We can do better and keep listening and learning.

The movie came out in 2018. So I won’t do a cast list. I like the man that played Starr’s dad, Russell Hornsby. He was Hank in “Grimm.”

If you are looking for an amazing book about issues that are going on right now in the United States, then this book fits that description.

If you are a dirty, racist cop or a defender of dirty, racist cops, you might not like this book but you probably need to read it anyway.

Published by holley4734

I could be the worst cook in America. My boyfriend tells his friends about my cooking disasters. I'm glad someone is amused. I like movies, music, comic books and corny jokes.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Dread Poets Sobriety

Irreverence's Glittering New Low!

Readerandom

Reading random or randomly reading?

Dianthaa Dabbles

in reviewing, cosplay, sewing and others

bookforager

library lovin', backlist browsin', SFF reader...

Books and Baking

Reading, Recipes and Reviews

Me Otherwise

Book reviews etc...

joanne the geek

Stories and thoughts about being a queer girl geek in the 21st Century.

Daddy, medium-well.

Raising two very different sons, and doing it medium-well.

Authentically Ritah

Fashion and Style

BBSDrawings

Beginner Artist

Books are a Girl’s Best Friend.com

Two Book Besties Sharing Reviews While Searching for Our Next Favorite Read

paperbacktomes

Bookblog · Embarking on Bookish Journeys and Adventures!

Lace and Dagger Books

lets talk about YA!

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Business, Motivation, Positive life, Success, Marketing and Good Ideas.

Discover Elysian

Discover your elysian through our reviews

%d bloggers like this: