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The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

lilliangretsinger's review against another edition

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5.0

Wow. Very powerful book. Highly recommend reading.

Sidenote: I loved the Fresh Prince of Bel air references.

maggieshield17's review against another edition

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5.0

“You mean when you called Khalil a drug dealer?”
He nods. “Even if he was, I knew that boy. Watched him grow up with you. He was more than any bad decision he made.”

very very good; very very good range of perspectives and questions; very very very important

chauf's review against another edition

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challenging emotional inspiring reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

kfrank920's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

5.0

bloodwitch's review against another edition

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challenging emotional hopeful informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

lilly03088272's review against another edition

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informative reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

kassireneew's review against another edition

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4.0

4.5 not 4
Wow!! What a book. This was a very heavy and eye-opening story. It is heartfelt and emotional. I am glad I came across this book and decided to read it. I highly recommend this book. It gave a perspective that media doesn’t show. It was a great book to read to gain perspective most often won’t have. So many touching words have stuck with me throughout this entire book. I like to highlight quotes that stick out to me and this book has more than any other book I have ever read.

sadhbhanne's review against another edition

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challenging inspiring tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

metteanna's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

melaniexyz's review against another edition

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reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

A must-read. Heartbreaking. Real. Breathtaking. 

I saw some reviews critiquing the writing style of this book - it is a young adult book meaning it’s not going to have a massive vocabulary or perfect diction. 

It’s a heavy read, but a necessary one.