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review 2019-03-31 22:36
One of the Best Written Young Adult Books That's A Must-Read!
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Every book that is written has a certain importance on its plot. Whether it is a warning to the world of a certain disease that may wipe out mankind or if it is about standing up against bullying... or even if its about mending a broken heart, most authors clearly or try to pass their own words through writing their books for the readers to read. For Angie Thomas, it is clear her debut book has a voice of her own and its a voice about injustice through police brutality. Reading The Hate U Give truly speaks louder than the words written and really deserves a lot of attention, not just through writing but through what the message was meant to be.

 

Sixteen year-old Starr Carter had witnessed a murder that became a sensational news - a police officer shot her friend in cold-blood. For Starr, she was told to follow the rules when there's police around but now, the death of a close friend leads her two worlds collide - one that she hides well in a school she attends but another where Garden Heights is a place that isn't always safe when prejudice and street gangs rule and she has to make a choice - to speak up or to be silent forever.

 

I love The Hate U Give. I enjoyed so much of the writing because the world that Angie Thomas weave is real - the culture of the black people and the way they speak is real. What is even more real is how it portrays the injustice been down towards their race and how prejudice happened for their kind. There are a lot of layers to be read in this book and how this is one of the must-read-before-you-die kind of books should be picked up. When I read it, it opens up what I want to understand on their side of view - why racism is the way it is in America and why bias towards the black happens only in the ghetto. The message itself speaks out loud and people must read this book. There is so much more here that I don't want to spoil much but I can say, this book deserves a full star rating. If you haven't read this book, read it. Its an important young adult book by far, to me, deserves as one of the best literature book ever written.

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review 2019-01-09 18:32
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

I don't know how to feel about this book. It had a good message and the topic is super important. But there was something off-putting about Starr and her attitude. I have an attitude, too, but I don't go around bottling and exploding on others. If she would have just told her classmates what happened, a lot of drama could have been avoided. But she just bottled and overflowed. Not cool. I also feel like she had a touch of PTSD. 

 

Also, stop talking about Tumbler. Omg. 

 

A good book but I don't think it's as amazing as so many say it is. 

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text 2019-01-08 22:06
Reading progress update: I've read 33%.
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

Wow, this is powerful. In recent years I have become a lot more informed about these matters, and I have always gotten teary over every single death. This book is painful to process. Yes, I am white, but i would be breaking down doors for justice for this poor kid.

 

In other news, I think we have determined my problems are all due to my body rejecting my lap band. I'm hoping to have it removed so I can go back to normal. 

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text 2018-12-01 20:49
My November 2018
Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - J.K. Rowling,Klaus Fritz
Power Women - Geniale Ideen mutiger Frauen: Was würden sie dir raten? - Andreas Jäger
Paheli: Spiel um alles oder nichts - Karuna Riazi,Maximilian Meinzold,Cornelia Panzacchi
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
milk and honey - rupi kaur
Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - 5 stars
Power Women - Geniale Ideen mutiger Frauen: Was würden sie dir raten? - 5 stars
Paheli: Spiel um alles oder nichts - 3.5 stars
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - 5 stars
The Hate U Give - 5 stars
milk and honey - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Harry Potter (duh!), The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, The Hate U Give

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Ohne Spur, Die Rote Königin, Wahrheit gegen Wahrheit, In Rache entflammt

 

This month has been my favorite reading month. I'm super happy with the amount of books I have read and I'm even happier with the quality of the books. I loved every single one I have read, not all of them are going to stick with me forever but there were some really beautiful reads in there.

 
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-11-27 14:28
The Hate U Give!!!
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

HOT DAMN THIS BOOK.

T H I S   B O O K.

 

Summary: "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

 

This is one of those hyped books that IS SO WORTH THE HYPE. Not going to lie, I was a bit intimitated by the hype, cause this could have gone into a terrible direction. But it didn't. I truly loved this book.

 

The writing is amazing. I seriously love how this story is written, the setting, everything. It deals with a very hot topic and it dealt with it the right way. I loved how exhausting this book was, I loved that I went all the emotions. One minute I was crying my eyes out, the next I couldn't stop laughing.

 

The characters were amazing, the felt so real. They were flawed and just amazing. I loved Starr's growth throughout the whole book. I just love this girl so damn much. And the whole family dynamic?! Yes please. Seriously, I loved everyone in that family, I loved how they fought, how they got on each others nerves, and how they always had each others backs. I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO DAMN MUCH.

 

I just now finished this a bit ago and I already want to reread it. The story itself is frustrating, cause once, JUST ONCE, I want and need justice. But the way the story is told, the characters (of course there are a few people that I hate with a burning passion, but still), the family dynamic, the friendships, the community. It's perfect.

 
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