Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #285: The Hate U Give


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


The Hate U Give
By: Angie Thomas
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. (Goodreads)
 

2 comments:

  1. I have this one on my TBR list yesterday! I can't wait to read it....it seems like it may be one of the more controversial YA books coming out but I hope it's as great as it sounds. Excellent pick.

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  2. I have been seeing this book around the blogosphere! There is a frightening amount of buzz around it, but I'm still very excited to read it. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Traci. :)

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