Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday Words: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


It's time for another installment of Wednesday Words, where I share with you a piece of what I'm reading! I'm very excited about this book. I pre-ordered it, and then watched as it was released, and my book hadn't shipped yet. When it finally did and arrived in 1 day, here was my reaction:



I was super excited. If you don't know anything about this book, you've been living under a rock. Just google Angie Thomas, and you'll get at least one interview. You can also follow her on Twitter at @acthomasbooks. This book remains #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List for YA Hardcovers for the third week in a row! I really hope we can throw up a 4 when the new list comes out.

A little bit about the premise, Starr, a young black girl who lives in the hood but goes to a predominately white prep school witnesses the murder of her childhood friend by a cop. So much inspired Angie to write this, and it's a very important narrative today. I spent most of Monday reading it while my manager wasn't around, so I've actually read further than I usually have. I need to brace myself for more, because I know this book will only get deeper as I go.

That said, let's see what I shall share today! Random.org chose page 305 of 464, so I hope there are no spoilers.

*reads the first couple of lines, laughs*

I'm thinking, please don't let him sing. Please. But there's this familiar boomp . . . boomp, boomp, boomp.

"Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down," Chris raps.

This is funny for so many reasons.

Have you picked this book up yet? You need to.

5 comments:

  1. Tragic those things happen in real life. I bet the book is really powerful.

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    1. Yes. It looked like more was ABOUT to be done about it before the election. :(

      It is great so far. I will probably finish reading it tomorrow!

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  2. That is a book to be excited about! It's about time something came out on that topic, and it's great to hear you're enjoying reading it too.

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    1. The way she juxtaposed tragedy with comedy is so refreshing, too.

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  3. I plan to get my own copy when I can. Already follow author on twitter.

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