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. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping young adult novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
I loved the minimal packaging, and I didn't have to wait too long to receive my books.
I absolutely loved Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give, the way she writes flows easily in first person of main character Starr who leads a full life with her dysfunctional and lovable family in a rough neighborhood. As she deals with the stages of a traumatic event, she faces various challenges that every person of colour goes through in their life, highlighting current issues that we can all learn from. 10/10