Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give pulls no punches in dealing with its difficult subject matter - it's shocking and heartbreaking, and offers no easy conclusions, but still manages to be so full of hope. A vital read.
From the publisher:
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
#1 New York Times bestseller
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
“A masterpiece.”—The Huffington Post
“An essential read for everyone.”—Teen Vogue
“Outstanding.” —The Guardian
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. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.