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The Hate U Give

The Hate You Give is an informative book that addresses the problem of racism in a way that makes it interesting for young teenagers to read. It begins when Starr Carter witnesses the death of her childhood friend, Khalil, by a white police officer. She went to a police station to give a recount of what happened during the incident but finds that the police do not try to justify his death, implying that he was involved with gangs and drugs.
Starr finds that her friends at school do not understand what she is going through and during this time, one of her friends, Hailey, makes a racist comment and tries to laugh it off. In addition, Starr is having troubles with her white boyfriend, Chris, who she is afraid to reveal to her dad. She begins to feel that she is not properly acknowledging Khalil’s death and when King tries to claim Khalil was part of his gang during his funeral, Starr begins to feel betrayed.
Starr makes an oath that she will never forget Khalil or Natasha and will continue to make her voice heard concerning the matter of injustice.

Posted on: 13th June 2018 at 03:47 pm

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