The Hate U Give follows the journey of a 16-year-old named Starr Carter. After attending a party, Starr accepts a ride home from a childhood friend named Khalil. Khalil is pulled over by a police officer who is only identified by his badge number. The officer is harsh with Khalil, and when Khalil opens his car door, the officer shoots and kills him. Starr is devastated and can’t understand why her friends at her mostly white private school don’t feel the same way.
By: Angie Thomas