The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Reviewed by: EPL
Title: The Hate U Give
By: Thomas, Angie
Call #: Fiction Thoma.A
I couldn’t put it down; sometimes I couldn’t pick it up. Starr lives in Garden Heights, the ghetto. It’s home, where her close-knit and extended loving family live. It’s where gangbangers and drug dealers terrorize the streets. It’s where cops protect and cops kill. Sometimes they kill the innocent. Starr is in the car with Khalil when they are pulled over by Officer 115. They’ve done nothing wrong but the officer panics, then shoots and kills Khalil. The shock of this death reverberates. Will there be justice for Khalil? How can Starr, her family, her community move forward?