REVIEW: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

To get myself out of a reading slump I picked up the highly popular YA Fiction book, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 

I had seen clips of the movie all over YouTube and later found out it was based on a book, so of course I had to get it. 

I didn’t know what to expect from the novel as it was my first time reading the author, and considering it was her debut novel I had nothing to compare it to. 

I wasn’t disappointed. The Hate U Give was nothing short of amazing. From the first page I was spellbound by the story of Starr Carter, her family and her struggle maintaining her double identity. 

It hit close to home as main character Starr was at the centre of a police brutality case, which left her best friend dead. Topics like this have become more and more vocalised in today’s society, and I could see myself identifying a lot with the teenager. 

Angie Thomas writes in a simplistic yet powerful way, you can tell she spent a long time crafting her characters. I appreciate an author who can create such a realistic world. 

I look forward to reading more of her works. 

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