The Hate You Give- Angie Thomas 

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

This book is the voice of our generation. Use your words as weapons and don’t let up until your voice is heard. This book will be the most important book you’ll ever read and will stand the test of time. 

We all know what was going to happen to Khalil but I still was shocked, it still gave me goosebumps, I still felt hatred towards people who are supposed to protect us and I still had tears in my eyes. Heartbreaking, gut wrenching, and brutally honest. This will be an instant classic. We will be linking hands and hearts and rallying with Starr for justice. 
Starr has lived a rough life so far. Her dad was in jail for the first few years of her life, she witnessed the murder of her best friend as a child and grew up in the projects. Life hasn’t been glamorous but she pushes through. 

At a party, she meets up with her childhood friend Khalil, her first everything. Haven’t seen each other for awhile they catch up and gunshots ring out. Khalil trying to protect Starr, they get to his car and drive off. Taking her home and minding their own business, a cop pulls them over. Just asking the cop simple questions leads to Khalil being pulled out of the car and then the unthinkable. He was murdered right in front of Starr. She seen the light go out in his eyes and give up his life. 

Going back and forth with herself on what to do. With a good support team and a loving boyfriend, she decides to speak up and let people know what really happened on that dark day. Protests and riots go off through the city. We can only hope that Justice will be served to Khalil. 

This story is all to real in our lives nowadays. With Cops, who are here to protect and serve, getting trigger happy with unarmed poc. They judge and act before they even think. Which is absolutely disgusting. 
You want the truth? Read this! You want to cry ugly tears? Laugh a little and see people come together as one? This is the book for you. I believe that everyone should read this. The lovers, the haters, the big and the small. No matter who you are or where you come from. You must read this important book. 
As we sit here and see what cops get away with, we must come together. Love and protect one another. Support each other in time of need. Black Lives Do Matter!! 


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