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#BlackLivesMatter-Inspired Novel,

'The Hate U Give'

 

“What society feeds into youth comes back later and kicks society in the butt.” 

--Angela Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

 

 

 

 

 

This book made me feel so many emotions. One moment I'd be laughing about something Starr and her siblings would be joking about, and the next my heart would break for all the Khalils in the world. I would be swooning over Starr's adorable parents, and then my anger would consume me with the hate Starr would receive.

 

This book is so important. It brings to light the Black Lives Matter movement and it lays the foundation for others to understand a marginalized group on a deeply emotional level.

 

 Actress Amandla Stenberg is attached to star in the movie version of the book directed by George Tillman Jr. 

 

Something that I took from this is to keep doing right. "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right." Never lose your voice. Always speak up for those being oppressed. Speak for equality for all because we are all the same. We are one.

This book is an own voice account of a young African American girl who is trying to find and be herself when straddling what seems to be two opposite worlds. When her childhood friend is shot by a cop in front of her eyes, Starr is forced to face tough decisions on who she is and who she wants the world to see her as. Again, this story is so incredibly important. It is raw, real, and beautiful.

 

GUEST BOOK REVIEWER

I love to read fantasy! There's something about losing yourself in a complex, magical world that I just love.

My mom taught me to read when I was younger. We would read together every night until I could read on my own.

I have always been passionate about reading. From reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Rainbow Fish as a child to all the YA novels I read now. The series that really kick started my love for reading again as an adult was The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Ever since then I've been a reading machine!


Meagan Precourt

 

ANOTHER BOOK MEAGAN RECOMMENDS

In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park is a story that has greatly impacted me since I've read it. It held the raw truth and journey of a young North Korean girl escaping starvation, human trafficking, and many other hardships. She never lost her drive to want her freedom. Her hope in the world still having a lot of good brought tears to my eyes. The things she had to go through as a 13 year old are unimaginable to me. I cannot help but deeply appreciate Yeonmi Park for her human rights activist work and for being a voice of the many North Koreans still suffering. It was such a passionate story, and I feel that it’s important for everyone to read. 

 

 

 

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  • Posted On May 19, 2017 by Meagan Precourt

    Beautifully written post. <3
    And thank you for featuring an excerpt of my review.

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