The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow, talk about a book that can hit you with every emotion possible. Starr’s character was so well written that every time she had to interact with her high school friends I cringed at their responses. This is an incredibly powerful book, not just for its political message but for the internal conflict Starr is struggling with. The story was so much deeper than that initial conflict, it really dug into who Starr is and why she feels guilty even though the reader is screaming at the pages “You have nothing to feel badly about! You did nothing wrong!”
Though I know there are other authors out there with stories like this to tell, it’s so great to see this sort of coming of age story receive the commercial success it has.
I wish Angie Thomas nothing but success and good fortune in all her future endeavors.