The Hate U Give by: Angie Thomas

Posted by Jennifer Hiltner on 9/28/2017

This book has been at the top of the New York times best-seller list for most of the year, so that should tell you something.  It briefly got knocked to the number two spot for a minute, but thousands of teens wrote in the Times to report untrue book sales and it quickly reclaimed its spot.  What happens when you are the sole witness to the murder of your best friend in what turns out to be an unarmed altrication with a police officer?  What do you do when you are faced with the choice to speak up, and risk your personal safety, or say nothing, and risk social injustice? The situation Starr finds herself in is powerful.  This book is timely and important.

The Hate U Give