Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Review)

Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Publication: February 28th 2017, Balzer + Bray
Format: e-ARC
Source: For blog tour purposes (Thank you JM of Book Freak Revelations
Order it on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | The Book Depository | Kobo | National Book Store / Fully Booked (PH)


Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

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.


When my friend JM of Book Freak Revelations invited me to read The Hate U Give for a tour, I was not hesitant to say yes to it. It would mean going back to blogging again after some time but for this book, how could you not say yes?

I've been so detached from anything book related lately that it feels like I only get book news from my friends. When I heard of The Hate U Give however, my life, as if, was put into a standstill. Nothing mattered as much and I knew for a fact that I had to read it.

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