The Hate U Give Summary
Angie Thomas

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The Hate U Give Overview

The Hate U Give is a timely Young Adult novel by Angie Thomas about a young African-American woman named Starr Carter who witnesses the racially-motivated shooting of her friend Khalil by a white police officer. In the weeks after the shooting, Starr must find the courage to tell her story to the police, the media, and a grand jury in hopes of getting justice for Khalil. Meanwhile, she finds a gulf widening between herself and the white friends she has made at private school as they fail to understand the gravity of her situation. The author uses the events of the story to discuss important themes like racial injustice, personal responsibility, and speaking out about one's beliefs.

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