Finally I've gotten around to writing my review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and all I gotta say is...
Damn. That was one hell of a book. It was flat out incredible and one of my favorite reads in years. I was hooked from page one and I read the book in 24 hours. I read it when I was out and about and was sneaking in pages to read in the moments I was supposed to be busy.
The character development was incredible. The arch, the depth, and the consistency was so well done. It's just...everything about it was so beautiful. The story brought a tough topic to the forefront of the YA genre. This book covered those tough topics that people should be talking about: police brutality, institutionalized racism, poverty, marginalized communities, and so many more things.
Starr's story was incredibly thought provoking and I was gushing about the book to my boyfriend. I wanted to tell the whole world to read the book and love it as much as I did. This is the book I know will be taught in schools some day because it is so life changing. It's a refreshing perspective and great diversity to the YA genre.
This book makes my all time favorite list. I rate it 5 out of 5 tea cups. Maybe I'll go re-read it now. :-)