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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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it was amazing
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While attending a Spring Break party, Starr Carter, runs into her best childhood friend, Khalil. They haven't seen each other in a while and Starr is happy to catch up with him. They used to be real close but drifted apart once Starr started attending a private school out of their neighborhood.

After a violent incident erupts at the party, Khalil offers to give Starr a ride home, which she accepts. On the way, they get pulled over. A nightmarish scene then plays out in front of Starr's eyes. Khalil removed from the car and ultimately gunned down in the street by a police officer. Badge number 1-1-5.

The rest of the book follows Starr in the aftermath of this killing; what she goes through, what her family goes through and what her community goes through.

There is nothing that I can write that hasn't been written before in regards to this book.

It's so important, so well written and so needed.
I loved it beginning to end.

Believe the hype.

If you haven't picked this up yet, please do.
I'm so glad that I did. As an aside, I listened to the audiobook while following along in my hardcover edition. As I already knew, but maybe you don't, Bahni Turpin is a goddess. She is such a great narrator, bringing stories to life.

I will definitely be picking up On the Come Up very soon! Thank you for writing this, Angie Thomas.

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Reading Progress

July 12, 2017 – Shelved
July 12, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 10, 2019 – Started Reading
May 12, 2019 –
page 51
11.49%
May 13, 2019 –
page 93
20.95% "I'm so not used to actual tears falling down my face so early in a book.
I guess this how it's gonna be...

"
May 13, 2019 –
page 147
33.11% "I love Starr's Mom.
She's a damn good mother."
May 14, 2019 –
page 238
53.6%
May 15, 2019 –
page 410
92.34% "...work...
...always getting in my way when I am trying to finish up a book!

"
May 15, 2019 – Shelved as: favorites
May 15, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Brandice Great review! I loved this book and also thought the movie was very good too!


megs_bookrack Brandice wrote: "Great review! I loved this book and also thought the movie was very good too!" Thank you, Brandice! I can't wait to watch the movie now. I am planning to read On the Come Up very soon!


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