The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Published – February 28th, 2017
Young Adult books are not my go to in any cases. However, after repeatedly listening to reviews about this book on BookTube I decided it was time I picked it up. I wanted to understand what the hype was all about.
*Spoiler alert* People of all ages (teens and above) should read this book. It was awesome.
I have a full time job and I am dead by the time I am back home, so most of my reading these days is either in the form of audio books or happens over the weekends. I finished this book in 3 working days. I came back everyday from work, breezed through the daily chores and added all the YouTube videos I had to watch from that day to “Watch Later” on YouTube and sat down reading this book.
Most of the times this is how I read my book, I am in my PJs and there is coffee in my hand? How do you like to read?
I usually enjoy historic fiction books because they give you context and details about a time which you can live through books and the fiction aspect helps me collect my thoughts and remember facts (I need to feed my imagination as I have just about 128MB of memory and I am not exaggerating). This book didn’t talk about anything we don’t know, it rather touches key aspects such as race which are very much relevant in today’s world. It makes you stop and think. It makes you think about what is actually important.
The story is told from the perspective of sixteen year old teen Starr and is a very light easy to read. But it grips you from the beginning to finish. Apart from the importance of the topics touched upon in this book the narration it self is captivating. Apart from wanting to know if Khalid will get justice at the end I also kept playing what would happen next in my head. So this book fed my imagination and stimulated my brain in so many different ways.
It was funny, it made me emotional, I had to put down the book from time to time just to think – What would you do if you were in a similar situation?, What makes a person really bad?
If you need an easy yet gripping but important read pick this book up. What are you waiting for?
Rating – ♥♥♥♥♥ / 5
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