Recent reads + THUG (a book review)

Hey all!

I’m back with yet another post and this time I’ll be showing you some of the books I’ve been reading lately. I am an avid reader and it’s no chore for me, which pretty much means I go through books just like that, but I understand not everybody is the same. If you do happen to need a good read though, look no further than..ย โฃ

The Hate U Give (THUG)- A review on one of the most moving debuts of our time:

‘The hate you give little infants fucks everybody’

Starr Carter is a sixteen year old black girl in a white persons world. Her father, ‘Big Mav’ is a former drug dealer and gang member, and her mother Lisa, whose sole happiness comes from the protection of her family, is growing tired and wants something better.

When Starr is witness to the brutal shooting of her unarmed best friend Khalil Harris at the hands of a police officer, number one fifteen, her world begins to crumble, and she is taken to a dark place in her past. This is not the first time she has lost a friend to a hate crime..

Feeling more lost and out of place than ever, Starr struggles to hold onto the things that kept her sane- namely her friends and boyfriend Chris, but continues to return to the unspoken division between her.. and them.

When Starr is called upon to make a statement before a Grand Jury, she experiences the firsthand the prejudice that is still faced by many people of colour today, while also discovering horrifying details from that fateful night.

THUG is a moving novel from author Angie Thomas, exploring the theme of karma- what you give comes back to you, and more.

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