A review by danibeliveau
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas


This is an important book for people to read, especially young people. It is a fictionalized retelling of many highly politicized recent events, particularly police brutality and Black Lives Matter-style protests, from the perspective of a high school girl who finds herself in the middle of it all. Though the narrator's voice is genuinely, believably teenaged and often hilarious, I struggled to maintain interest in the "young-adult" voice. I wish a book like this had been published fifteen years ago, but then again, this story is very much a distillation of current events, and I'll be curious to see how well it holds up against the test of time.