Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary) [Bonus: #ownvoices novel]
Published: By Balzer + Bray on February 28th, 2017
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
(adapted from Goodreads)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter navigates between the poverty-stricken neighbourhood she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends. Her life is up-ended when she is the sole witness to a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil, who turns out to have been unarmed during the confrontation – but may or may not have been a drug dealer. As Starr finds herself even more torn between the two vastly different worlds she inhabits, she also has to contend with speaking her truth and, in the process, trying to stay alive herself.