by Angie Thomas
Mi Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4)
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds. The poor (black) neighborhood where she was born and raised, and then her posh (and very white) high school in the suburbs.
Starr’s world is turned upside down one fateful evening when she is the only witness to a fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, shot by a white police officer.
Does Starr tell the truth? If she does it could get her killed, and potentially destroy her community.
Or does she stand up and break the silence?
I actually bought this book for Kayla to read but instead decided to read it myself.
This is the type of book that EVERY white person needs to read. Every school needs to read this book in English class.
The hate u give is this generation’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In the sixty years since To Kill a Mockingbird was published, it shows that NOTHING has changed. That racism and prejudices still exist.
Through Starr, we learn that our voice does matter, and we must stand up no matter how terrifying the consequences may be.
Mi Reading Challenge: Race Diverse.
Miles: “How’s the book”.
Me: “It’s heavy”
Miles: Proceeds to pick up said book “Doesn’t feel heavy.”
Me: “I meant in context” (also dying of laughter)