Location: FIC THO
Genre: Real life stuff- the hard yards- a book that truel matters!
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
"Stunning"- John Green
Maybe this can be it."
"There are those books that are important and timely, worthy of reading because of the social and/or political message that they send. They fill a gap in the market; they make waves. They need to exist. And there are other books that are well-written, emotionally-charged and unputdownable - books that are not important as such, just really good. But, on occasion, you find one of those rare wonderful creatures that is both important AND really amazingly good. The Hate U Give is one of those books" Emily
Starr Carter is caught between two worlds. When she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, those two worlds collide. Soon protests erupt because her friend was unarmed. The shooting is being brought to attention by the media, and they want to know what really happened with Starr being the only witness. Will she stay silent or will she gather her courage?
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. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
"This is a Black Lives Matter book. But if it was only a Black Lives Matter book it would be worthy but it would not be alive the way this book is. This is not an after school special, there are many plots and many characters Thomas balances with impressive grace. Nearly everyone Starr interacts with gets a chance to show us who they are, what they mean to Starr, and what place they have in her world. I am trying to remember the last time I read a YA novel with this many fully developed characters and I'm at a loss.
Thomas avoids easy answers. She embraces complexity and nuance. And, honestly, it's a ripping good read. I tore through it, even as it stuck a knife in my heart over and over again.
This is not hype. This is a very real new talent and I can't wait to see what she does next."- Jessica- goodreads.com