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! 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.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Debra Renée Byrd said...

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!

Tonja Drecker said...

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.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

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

Sheena-kay Graham said...

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