Waiting on Wednesday: The Hate U Give

12:00 AM Serena 1 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature, hosted by Breaking the Spine, for bloggers to share upcoming releases they're eagerly anticipating. 

This week I'm waiting on:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Expected Publication Date: February 28th, 2017

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. 

Angie Thomas is already such an important voice in the YA community, and her book isn't even out yet, so I honestly can't wait for The Hate U Give. Hers is a voice that needs listening to. This is a book the world needs right now. 

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Let me know!

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