So I just finished The Hate U Give and WOWZA this book was MIND BLOWING. I know it’s won pretty much every award under the sun, and let me tell you, it TOTALLY deserves every single win.
Blurb: 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.
This book is more than just good. It is SO NECESSARY. It’s not only the best book I’ve read this year, it’s the most important book I’ve read. In the world we’re living in, books like this are the only way we can change things. It’s such a valuable addition to the conversations we’re having.
Starr is brave, she is smart, and she isn’t afraid to use her voice to make a difference in the world. We need more people like Starr in the world.
Final rating- 5/5
Thanks for reading my review, and until next time, happy reading 🙂