the hate u give

This review is spoiler-free.

“…people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice.”

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is about 16-year-old Starr and what happens to her after she becomes the only witness to a police officer shooting her unarmed best friend, Kalil.

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I’ve read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher before, but since Netflix are releasing a TV series, at the end of March, based on this book I thought that I’d read it again. This review is going to be spoiler free as I don’t want to spoil the TV series either.

Thirteen Reasons Why is about Hannah Baker, a girl who shocks her community by committing suicide. She leaves behind thirteen cassette tapes, and each of these cassette tapes is for a different person, and these thirteen people are the reasons why she killed herself.

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