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  • Hardcover
  • 444 pages
  • The Hate U Give
  • Angie Thomas
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9780062498533

10 thoughts on “The Hate U Give

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    When you re reading books like The Hate U Give, you re reading someone s decision against silence.This book has made me feel every single possible emotion at the same time It was truly incredible and I have SO MUCH to say about it I wish I could actually just send everyone a howler containing the entire script of this book instead What s the point of having a voice if you re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn t be In all honesty, The Hate U Give has made me realize just how simply clueless I was as to the continuing day to day actuality of systemic racism in America A reality in which on any given day, some innocent person like Tommy Le can get shot hours before his high school graduation because he was carrying a pen, or another innocent person like Sandra Bland can get into a car, and then three days later she is going to end up dead in jail, or a five years old child can get shot and wounded after the police kills his mother A reality in which justice is dead and the police kills black youth with impunity.And so many other real stories I read about that truly made the atoms making up my body have enough of being anchored to this awful reality in this human form and wish to move on, become a light wave or something.See, I don t know what it s like to be black in America, but I have 18 years of experience in being a brown Muslim woman and I can tell you this being in the minority is like being stuck behind a glass wall and whenever an injustice occurs, you breathe onto it and you write it in HUGE letters in the condensationbut nobody seems to really see it Nobody seems to really see you You re completely and utterly alone x The Hate U Give is about institutional racism and a broken criminal justice system where the police can violate the civil rights of thousands of people publicly and openly with almost no consequence at all It s about what happens when racialized and marginalized communities stand up for their rights in any visible way whatsoever It s about how piles and piles of evidence showing sustained corruption and racism and literally hundreds of civilian deaths per year at the hands of the police is still somehow not enough to delegitimize a deeply flawed system.It s about how instead of standing in unwavering solidarity with the non violent protests by Black Lives Matter in the face of actually violent, overtly discriminatory and often fatal actions by the police and demanding societal redress and justice, there will always be people who will decry and get enraged by it, people who will try to justify those injustices by any means to curb their own cognitive dissonance A hairbrush is not a gun I mean, this is the 21st century We evolved America had elected its first black president Humanity must ve left racism back up in the trees from the jungles we descended from right Maybe there just aren t many social experiments on YouTube where privileged folks get to dress up like oppressed groups and have cameras following them around in order to find out that racism is real, since apparently you really need the personal account of a white non Muslim girl who tries on a hijab for a week to find out that racism and islamophobia do indeed exist, or a straight person pretending to be gay to find out that homophobia does exist, or an able bodied person pretending to be disabled to find out that ableism does exist.You don t need any social experiments to understand oppression You don t need to plagiarize lived experiences when you can just listen Not to the personal accounts filtered through a white person but listen to the testimonials of all the people of color across the globe who experience these issues first hand no matter what their socio economic standing is, and who are ignored when they actually reach out to educate you even though they shouldn t even have to No one should have to debate about whether or not they should have basic human rights No one should be expected to be the mouth piece for an entire group No one should have to defend their humanity at every single step, repeatedly and constantly But racism does exist.And I don t usually comment on other people s reviews, but if you ve read this book and chose to ignore the important message it conveys to get offended over the main character s remark about the way white people call target tar jay and hey hey that s racist because you think a harmless joke could possibly equate thousands of black lives unjustly killed every year at the hands of the police, or say but what if it was the other way around when you have zero concept of power dynamics and historical context, you are missing the point.Now you can justify your outrage by bringing up the definition of racism like I ve seen so many people do, but I don t think dictionary definitions will help you there when they are the most basic forms of words and often can t even be taken in a sociological sense Just like how they won t help with the usual cries of reverse racism or even the moronic nonsense like trying to claim that anti Islamic bigotry is not racist because Islam is not a race It won t change the fact that members of marginalized groups suffer under the yoke of all forms of social inequality, from racism to misogyny to ableism to so much on a daily basis It won t change the fact that these words are a constant, inevitable factors of the lives of the minority, all found on different levels of existence, all carrying various levels of trauma.I think Scott Woods said it best when he said that racism is bigger than just conscious hate That it might look like hate but it is just one manifestation And privilege is another Access is another Ignorance is another Apathy is another You can destroy wood and brick, but you can t destroy a movement Khalil s story is one I will never forget, just like I won t forget all the real stories this book has opened my eyes to x

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    The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.Maybe this can be it. There are those books that are important and timely, worthy of reading because of the social and or political message that they send They fill a gap in the market they make waves They need to exist And there are other books that are well written, emotionally charged and unputdownable books that are not important as such, just really fucking good But, on occasion, you find one of those rare wonderful creatures that is both important AND really fucking good.The Hate U Give is one of those books.I could tell you that this book is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement I could tell you that it rips unapolegetically into a subject that needed to be ripped into the shootings of unarmed black people by police officers, as well as racial bias in the justice system I could tell you that it opened my eyes to aspects of white privilege I never considered All of that needs to be said, for sure, but I feel like I m doing this book a disservice by highlighting its sociopolitical importance over the fact that it s also a fantastic, powerful and utterly unforgettable book.I don t know what your experiences were as a child, but when I was young, I remember my parents giving me a talk about how if I was ever lost or in trouble, I should look for a police officer They would protect me, look after me, and make sure I got back to my parents unharmed They are the people in society we should be able to trust But the black protagonist of this book Starr gets a very different talk About how to behave around police officers so she doesn t get arrested Or shot.Unfortunately, her friend Khalil never got that talk I ve seen it happen over and over again a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose I ve Tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.Now I am that person, and I m too afraid to speak. The Hate U Give is about how Starr deals with the aftermath of witnessing Khalil being shot by a cop for doing absolutely nothing wrong Her fear is palpable as she confronts a system that she knows is working against her She s afraid to speak out, yet angry that Khalil s murderer could escape justice We see, through Starr s eyes, how the media presents young black men as guilty until proven innocent and when you re poor, black, and from a rough neighborhood, it s virtually impossible to appear innocent.Though, at its heart, this book first and foremost captures the perspective of a scared young girl A girl with a loving family, complicated friendships with white teenagers at her school, and a white boyfriend The relationship dynamics run alongside the fight for justice and are no less compelling Thomas deftly portrays complex, nuanced relationships between all the people in the book, considering the divides between Starr and her white classmates, but never allowing anyone to become cliche or one dimensional.Little humorous gems lay scattered throughout the dialogue Momma reaches her fork onto my plate and breaks off a piece of pancake What is Tumblr anyway Is it like Facebook No, and you re forbidden to get one No parents allowed You guys already took over Facebook You haven t responded to my friend request yet I know I need Candy Crush lives That s why I ll never respond It s incredible how The Hate U Give manages to both break your heart and warm it in the space of just a few pages.What else can I even say If you want to have your heart ripped out read this book If you want to read a great book about a girl dealing with family and relationships read this book If you want to cry, laugh, and then cry some read this book If you re ready to change this stupid fucking world read this book.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

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    This is a book I ve been avoiding reviewing.I finished The Hate U Give a while back, rated it two stars, but never dared write any of my thoughts about it why Because every single review I ve seen of this book is 4 stars or above and showers it in seemingly endless praise When it seems like you re the only person in the world who didn t like a book, reviewing it can be a little intimidating.Also, this book focused on an incredibly sensitive topic nowadays racism Now, before I start making my points and telling you why I didn t like a book that is supposedly anti racism, when I, myself, am anti racist, let s go over the definition of racism According to the dictionary, racism is the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one s own race is superior.If someone works at a coffeeshop and a customer comes in of a different race and they treat them badly, because of their race, that s racist If someone says you re stupid because you re ___ insert race here , that s racist If someone thinks they re better than you simply because of the color of that person s skin, that s racism, folks.Now, if a person were to stop talking with someone because they felt uncomfortable with that person s skin color, wouldn t that be racism Wouldn t treating someone with hostility just because of their race, something they can t help, and are born with, be racist Then what, I ask you, is this You can t even tell me what s going on You re white, okay I yell You re white Silence I m white he says, like he s just hearing that for the first time What the f s that got to do with anything The person who said you re white, who has no other reason besides this prejudice to be angry and stop talking to a white person, is Starr Carter, the narrator of this supposedly anti racist book.After Starr s black friend, Khalil, is unjustly shot by a white police officer, Starr immediately zeroes in on the fact that the police officer was white. Suddenly every white person looks evil to her and she worries that she, a black girl, could be killed next I kneel beside my dead friend in the middle of the street with my hands raised A cop as white as Chris points a gun at me.As white as Chris Now, I love that this book focused on an unjust police shooting, but I think the author took a wrong turn when she decided to focus on blacks and whites My question is why was the police officer s skin color the main focus of this book Shouldn t the fact that he s a police officer who unjustly shot somebody be the reason for Starr getting so angry about her friend s death Black people are unjustly shot by police officers, yes, but so are white people To quote a good article about the statistics of police shootings that you can read here When a black man is killed by a cop, do we grieve because there are 46 million of us as opposed to 198 million whites I doubt it most Americans never hear about the white men s deaths at all.Rather, we operate according to a meme under which cops casually kill black men under circumstances in which white men are apparently let off with a hand slap and occasional cases of just that are what often get around social media, suggesting that they are the norm It is not normal for a black person to be killed by a police officer, and when the officer won t own up to his mistake like the one in this book , I am fully supportive of whatever non violent protesting people want to do What I won t support is the slogan that gets slapped on alongside these riots All police officers hate black people or All white people are racist and should own up to their white guilt These statements are ludicrous and this book sent out both of those messages loud and clear takes deep breath and prepares for the onslaught of comments coming my way Now that I m done talking about the message, I can tell you what I thought about the book itself It was boring Seriously I expected a fast paced contemporary, but the plot was slow and the characters weren t developed enough for me to connect with them With such weak writing, The Hate U Give could have been about rainbows and unicorns and I still would have given it two stars.

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    This is a MUST READ for 2017 releases.I absolutely adored this book I truly don t feel like it has a single flaw Every topic addressed was approach so wonderfully and did not hold back If you re looking for a diverse read that stands out amongst most YA, The Hate U Give is the book for you.I love Starr Carter so much She s honestly such an inspiration to girls looking to find their voice She is resilient, authentic, and everything we need in adolescents today Although she is not completely fearless, she embraces the adversity in her way and stands against it I don t know many people who could juggle the stresses in her life and come out weapons in this case, words blazing Every moment in this book just filled me with pride for this girl and it was a pleasure being able to watch her grow.I also love the family dynamic in this book I think it honestly might be the most healthy, realistic, close knit family I ve ever read in a YA The siblings may tease each other, but they protect each other fiercely The parents may not always get along, but they are head over heels in love They always attempt to do what is best for their children, even if it may not be their own personal preference It was so nice to have just a scene of a family sitting down to watch sports together, throwing a pool party, always working together It is something I truly valued from this read.The strongest aspect of this book is it s social commentary and political criticism This is the kind of book that should be in the hands of teens, making them aware of current issues, educating them on pressing matters, and encouraging them to get involved to create change I absolutely left this read with an entirely new perspective I will carry with me in the future It poses many important questions about racism, police brutality, discrimination, and prejudice while also answering them in a comprehensive and inviting way It was fascinating to see the integration of such a powerful movement implemented into an accessible form of media for teens I truly don t think you can leave this book without SOMETHING that will have made you say I never thought about it this way , When you put it this way, that actually makes a lot of sense , and I m glad someone finally told me this Although this book is full of important moments related to the current state of marginalized populations, it is primarily about using your voice I believe this book has the power to make readers realize just how much their words matter Starr Carter is a perfect example of an individual who feels their voice does not matter but through courage, risk taking, and ultimate strength, she realizes how crucial it is to speak up for what you are passionate about no matter how terrifying the consequences may seem And I believe you will leave this book with that revelation as well.I cannot recommend this book enough It s absolutely one of my favorite books of the year I am so happy The Hate U Give exists, and I m even ecstatic that it is a 1 NYT best seller, out in to the world, ready to help teens realize how important they really are Please pick up THUG You will not regret it.

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    What s the point of having a voice if you re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn t be Every white person on this planet needs to read this book Lack of opportunities Corporate America don t bring jobs to our communities, and they damn sure ain t quick to hire us Then, even if you do have a high school diploma, so many schools in our neighbourhoods don t prepare us well enough Our schools don t get the resources to equip you It s easier to find some crack than it is to find a good school around here.Now think bout this How did the drugs even get in our neighborhood This is a multibillion dollar industry That shit is flown into our communities but I don t know anybody with a private jet.Drugs come from somewhere, and they re destroying our community.You got folks like Brenda, who think they need them to survive, and then you got the Khalils, who think they need to sell them to survive The Brendas can t get jobs unless they re clean, and they can t pay for rehab unless they get jobs When the Khalils get arrested for selling drugs, they either spend most of their life in prison, another billion dollar industry, or they have a hard time getting a real job and probably start selling drugs again.That s the hate they re giving us, a system designed against us That s Thug life This book opened my eyes I don t want to say too much, but I love how popular this book is, being No 1 on the NYT bestseller list and already having cast Amandla Stenberg as the lead actress in the movie adaption We need this, America needs this, YA fiction needs this Angie Thomas gets so many things right, and so many readers can learn about black culture, cultural appropriation, covert and internalized racism and so much through this.Apart from that, this book is simply good It could be a biography, that s how realistic it feels The characters have depth, the plot isn t overly dramatic but still exciting And honestly, it s so so hilarious Doesn t matter if the characters are joking about Voldemort or getting their butts whooped by their parents, it s laugh out loud material The first few pages might be a little difficult to get through because it takes a while to get used to the writing and the slang, but keep going, it s worth it The thing is, I wasn t overly emotional while reading this I didn t cry ugly tears, didn t have my heart broken This is no TFIOS But it s real and it s perfect.Another thing I love is when authors turn out to be huge Potterheads There is nothing I enjoy than a good Harry Potter reference, or five.Find of my books on Instagram

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    A hairbrush is not a gun This doesn t make any sense And I hope that to you, too, it will not make any sense.Starr may only be sixteen, but she has already witnessed two murders in her life the first of a young black girl in a drive by and the second of a young black boy shot multiple times by a cop.While she was in the car Even though they didn t do anything wrong Even though he was unarmed A hairbrush is not a gun Does that make any sense to you You can t just kill someone because, to you, they look threatening Are you a seer Can you predict that they will reach for a gun and kill you with it No, you cannot Even then it wouldn t be completely right You have no right to take an innocent life like that Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this important novel tackles issues of race in society involving the black community of people and authority figures, precisely, police officers.Starr was never taught to fear cops, but she was taught to be smart around them Do what they ask, even if what they ask for makes no sense.But because of what has happened to her childhood friend Khalil, she becomes scared Scared enough to speak up about what she witnessed, though Will she gather her courage to do what is right A hairbrush is not a gun This story needed to be told It has been told orally and on paper many times before, unfortunately, but it was time someone wrote a book dealing with social issues of race like the ones here for a young audience.For young people are dying Young black people Black boys Black girls.This novel educates It may be fictional in the sense that Angie Thomas created this story using fictional characters, but what happens in it is scary real It does feel like it was written for white folks, but it sure as hell didn t need to be written for black ones specifically A hairbrush is not a gun Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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    This was such a heartbreakingly honest account of what is happening in America right now As a white reader, the experience this story affords its readers cannot be taken for granted Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this book takes you into the heart of Garden Heights after the main character has witnessed the wrongful murder of her best friend Khalil by a police officers Being Canadian, as well as being white, I have the privilege of not having to deal with any of the things Starr deals with on a day to day basis but the experience of being alongside her as she grappled with the injustice of it all gave me a completely new understanding of what is going on in America Canada has it s fair share of race issues as well and I obviously am not ignorant to it all, but this just felt like an honest firsthand account It really is indescribable This is such an important read and I highly encourage you to pick it up I will do a full spoiler free review and spoiler discussion on my channel very soon.

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    A thoughtful, honest and fantastic book One of 2017 s shining stars for sure Highly, highly recommend.

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    It has taken me a long while to compose this review, because this book is the most powerful book I ve ever read It is important, educational, and happening in our world right now as you re reading this review If you can only read one book in 2017, please pick this one This book is inspired by the BlackLivesMatter movement, where sixteen year old Starr witnesses her best friend, who is an unarmed black boy, be killed by a police officer Starr is scared to speak up, constantly battling what to do, because there is never any justice for these heartless killings This book is real, honest, and it s going to make a lot of people uncomfortable, but being uncomfortable is necessary to change And this book is going to change a lot of people s lives I hope everyone reads this and starts educating themselves on, and will stop ignoring, the problems going on in today s world Books are the most powerful and influential tool we have, and The Hate U Give is a literary masterpiece that will be a constant reference for years to come That s the problem We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us What s the point of having a voice if you re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn t be Important things that I want to say Reverse racism doesn t exist White people will never know what it feels like to be a marginalized black person who is still being oppressed in 2017 You might think you do, but you don t When you say AllLivesMatter, even when coming from a place of good, it is hurtful and ignoring the greater problems that are prevalent When you say BlueLivesMatter it actually makes me feel sick to my stomach, especially after reading this book Stop doing this I don t care if your dad is one of the good cops out there it is disrespectful for this plague of an epidemic that is happening to our black men and women I can do better and I can do We can do better and we can all do Here is a list of some unarmed black men that have been killed over the past few years by the police brutality that is ever growing in the United States Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Dontre Hamilton, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Michael Brown Jr., Michael Brown Jr., Dante Parker, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice, Rumain Brisbon, Jerame Reid, Tony Robinson, Phillip White, Eric Harris, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray, Keith Lamont Scott, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and that go unnamed and unanswered every day Remember these names Honor these names Open your eyes See what is going on in our world and see how wrong it is It is easy to ignore when it is not happening to you, but is this really the kind of world you want to live in Open your heart be empathetic to your fellow human Let s change this, and have The Hate U Give be the first stepping stone You can destroy wood and brick, but you can t destroy a movement Thank you, Angie Thomas I truly hope your book changes this world Lastly, I want to emphasize that this review is coming to you from a young, white, immensely privileged woman These are five amazing people of color giving amazing heartfelt reviews on YouTube that showcases why this book is the most important and influential book of our time Here are a few of the people we should need to be listening to BooksAndBigHair TheBookArcher Lily Meade iLivieforbooks the book supplierBlog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch

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The Hate U GiveA three time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen 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.

About the Author: Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right On Magazine with a picture included She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop She can also still rap if needed She is an inaugural winner of the Walt