Waiting on Wednesday: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
This week pick is:

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Release: February 28th 2017

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, A.C. 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. 

2 comments :

  1. Nice pick! Just saw this one a few blogs back! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. this one sounds so good and like it will smack you in the face before you are done with it and looking at your life in a completely different way! Adding it to my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing!

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