The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas
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"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas is a powerful contemporary novel that tackles pressing issues of racism and police brutality through the eyes of its sixteen-year-old protagonist, Starr Carter.

Starr is constantly navigating between two worlds; the poor neighborhood where she lives and the elite prep school she attends. Everything changes when she witnesses the unjust shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer.

As Khalil's death becomes national news, Starr finds herself caught between speaking up and risking her own safety, or staying silent and allowing injustice to prevail. With pressure mounting from both sides of her life, Starr must find the courage to confront the systemic racism that plagues her community and fight for justice.

Throughout the novel, Thomas expertly explores the complexities of identity, family dynamics, and the enduring power of activism. Using a blend of raw emotion and insightful storytelling, she sheds light on the harsh realities experienced by marginalized communities and underscores the urgent need for systemic change.

"The Hate U Give" is a thought-provoking and gripping novel that addresses difficult and timely subjects with nuance and sensitivity. It serves as a rallying cry for justice and offers an inspiring message of hope in the face of adversity.
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