By: Angie Thomas
Genre: Realistic, Young Adult
Length: 464 pages
The Hate U Give is a realistic fiction book about a 16-year-old African American girl who witnessed one of her best friends, a boy named Khalil, get shot by a police officer. The story follows the girl, Starr, as she tries to find justice for Khalil.
This riveting book was one of the best books I have ever read. It gave me another perspective on a lot of heavy social issues. It helped me realize what is going on with police shootings and made me want to do something about it. I think that everyone should read this book because it confronts social issues that everyone needs to be aware of.
Reviewed by Lila, 2023