The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas · read February 14, 2019

Review

I would describe this as an excellent YA novel - it has interesting, compelling characters; moments of hope, grief, humour, and love; and a relevant plotline about police brutality. I found Starr's relationships with her friends from two different communities and her experience code-switching as she navigates those communities particularly insightful and interesting. I think I would have enjoyed it a bit more had I been a bit younger when I read it.

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