Book Review – The Hate U Give

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

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Summary

(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.

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Top Three Thursdays #18 – Favourite Books with a PoC MC

Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.

The topic for today (13/07/17) is: Favourite Books I’ve Read That Feature a PoC MC

I feel like I don’t talk about diversity enough on my blog. Being a Person of Colour myself, I’m always looking for good representation of people like me and just non-white persons in general. This is a collection of amazing books that I’ve read this year featuring a PoC as the main character. Two of them are popular and have received a ton of hype, but one is more of a hidden gem. Without further ado, let me get to my list.

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Top Three Thursdays #8

Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.

The topic for today (16/02/17) is: Published 2017 Books I Want to Read Due to Good Reviews

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