'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 was absolutely amazing.

I have had this book on my TBR for so long. With the movie coming out I decided to finally pick it up. Given all of the hype that surrounded it when I came out I put of reading it because I didn't believe it could live up to the hype. Wow was I wrong. It not only lived up to the hype but surpassed it.

I could not put this book down. It was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking. I loved getting to see an insight into a world that I don't really know anything about. Getting to read about characters that live behind the headlines and the hashtags made for a really captivating read.

Angie Thomas did a fantastic job with this book., The writing was amazing, the plot was fantastic and the characters were three-dimensional and relatable. I can't find a fault with this book. I am so glad I finally picked it up. This book will stay with me for a long time.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an absolute must read for everybody.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker