The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

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Eon β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

There are few books that I hold in high enough regard to give them a five star rating. The only other book I’ve ever done that for isΒ Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.Β I had a lot of trepidation going into this book, but I came out of it feeling like a kid again; likeContinue reading “Eon β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…”

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Windwitch β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I’ve got so many emotions about this one guys, I was a wreck reading it from start to finish. I lovedΒ Windwitch, and it definitely lived up to the high barΒ Truthwitch set up. Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies… After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. ScarredContinue reading “Windwitch β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†”

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Little Monsters β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

I don’t know if this is obvious, I love thrillers. Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister. Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared withContinue reading “Little Monsters β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†”

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The Gallery of Unfinished Girls β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

A little slow and a little weird, but definitely worth the read. Mercedes Moreno is an artist. At least, she thinks she could be, even though she hasn’t been able to paint anything worthwhile since her award-winning piece Food Poisoning #1 last year. Her lack of inspiration might be because her abuela is lying comatoseContinue reading “The Gallery of Unfinished Girls β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†”

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