The Hate You Give is a book, but it feels like an experience. What’s the definition of normal? It could be different for me than it is for you. The author knows this and purposefully plays with the word. The main character, Starr Carter, is African American. Starr is discombobulated about her entire life, especially since she's coping with the deaths of her close friends, hurtful stereotypes about her race, and the neg1ative aspects of her community. Starr's normal is abnormal, and she knows this. Yet, she is helpless and unable to change anything. In my opinion, Starr has a voice but doesn't know whether or not to use it. She doesn't know which crowd to fit into, and it seems as though neither fully relates to her. For this reason, Starr navigates through different personalities or versions of herself, just hoping to find a place of acceptance. Overall, this book is definitely deserving of being read, because not only is it emotional and addictive, but it also brings light to a problem shown in the real world. The audience will most likely have strong opinions while reading this book and will learn about issues that are important to know about. I'd definitely recommend this book to certain people. Keyword: Certain. If you're someone who enjoys happy endings, resolved conflicts, and justice, this book isn't for you.
Jan 4, 2023