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A Powerful and moving book

“The Hate U Give” is a powerful novel that digs into the complexities of racism and police brutality in America. The story is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl who navigates between her poor neighborhood and the affluent suburban prep school she attends. The balance of her worlds is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood friend by a police officer. Angie Thomas’s debut is remarkable for its honesty and nuance, capturing the voice of a generation confronting an all-too-familiar reality. It’s a bold examination of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the narrative is both heartbreaking and hopeful, urging readers to speak out against injustice. The first-person narrative is beautifully written and creates an immersive experience for the reader. I think the characters are well-crafted and realistic, with her family dynamics adding depth to the story. The novel does not shy away from difficult conversations about race that I needed to hear. I loved it. I think we should all read this book.


Look for my memoir, Redeemed in June 2024

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