Book of the Week: The Hate U Give
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give is Angie Thomas’ first novel and a powerfully brave debut about prejudice in the 21st century. Proving to be one of the hottest YA novels in recent years, the movie rights for THUG have already been sold to Fox, and it is set to star Amandla Stenberg of Hunger Games fame. Be sure to grab your copy before the film’s release!
“What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter has her life turned upside-down when her best friend Khalil is fatally shot by a police officer and she is the only witness. When it is her word against national headlines, the truth of what happened that night becomes blurred, and what Starr says or does not say could send her community into disarray.
"It’s a stark reminder that, instead of seeking enemies at its international airports, America should open its eyes and look within if it’s really serious about keeping all its citizens safe." - Alex Wheatle, The Guardian