The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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.
I love the simplicity of the cover. It’s minimalist yet it gets the message across.It’s very timely, given what is going on in the US. This is such a sensitive issue, but it needs to be addressed, and people need to be aware of this. Can’t wait to grab a copy of this!
The Hate U Give is expected to be published on February 28th 2017 by Balzer + Bray