Date finished: September 27, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

“That’s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”

This is by far one of my favorites releases of 2017 — this book is so incredibly timely and relevant and necessary. In addition, Thomas made this book captivating, and Starr is one of the best protagonists I’ve read in a while. Her inner dialogue poses many questions I found myself asking as I was reading it, and I appreciated that Thomas anticipated her readers having those questions.

This would be a great fictional companion or follow-up read to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, and I couldn’t recommend this book more.

Photo courtesy @thekaylife (Instagram)

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