Sunday, April 23, 2017
The hate u give
Star Carter is sixteen and living in two worlds. Her family lives in Garden Heights aka, the ghetto, but she attends a high rent prep school. She is aware of the dual nature of her existence and essentially becomes two people depending on her current location. All is going well until she runs into her childhood friend Khalil at a party and they leave together. They get pulled over by the cops and Khalil ends up dead. Part of Star dies that night too. She doesn't want her prep school friends to know about her status as "the witness" but doesn't want to betray her memory of Khalil. She struggles mightily but finds her way. I listened to the audio version of this book, loving every minute of the great Bhani Turpin's voice and inflection. A compelling book that gives a needed perspective.