The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I am Benny. I am in 7th grade and love to read. Some of my other hobbies include soccer, skiing cooking and playing cards.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a very powerful book about the social injustice shown to black people. It showcases a girl named Starr who lives in a ghetto part of town but attends an all-white school where she is the only African American. You get to see the difference in places and it shows how awful black people have it. One night Starr goes to a party with all of her friends and sees Khalil who was her childhood best friend. When the party ends Khalil offers to drive home Starr and she agrees to go with him. One the way home they get pulled over by a cop for speeding. Starr’s dad is a cop and he told her exactly what to do when you get pulled over. Starr has her hands on the dashboard and is being very good and very cooperative. Khalil, however, is trying to show off for Starr and is dancing outside. He then reaches into his glove compartment for a hairbrush and when he pulls it out the cop fires 3 bullets into his back because he thought it was a gun.
After the shooting, there are protests and the black community tries to get the cop put in jail for killing Khalil. They say that if he was white the cop would not have done the same thing and that he is racist. It is a very good book and I recommend it to people looking for an awesome powerful read.