Your Voices Matter, Your Dreams Matter, Your Lives Matter.

I don’t even know where to start. The Hate U Give had me on an emotional roller coaster. Angie Thomas did such an amazing job at capturing a very real topic that is often times ignored.

I’m still digesting everything that I read, but honestly I learned a lot from this book. We can often times be ignorant to topics we don’t know much about. I was born into an wealthy, white family and I went to school with almost all white kids. The Hate U Give opened my eyes to how society really looks at those who are less privileged.

I was very saddened by this, but it was also empowering. I loved at the end of the book when Starr admitted she had been ashamed of her life in Garden Heights. I loved this part because at this time I felt like she had finally realized just how amazing her life really is. Even though society doesn’t treat minorities like they should be treated, she still had her family and more importantly her voice to make a difference.

Every single person needs to read this book. I can’t think of a single flaw. It was perfect in every way and a great reminder to always stand up for what you believe is right.

I can’t wait to hear what you thought about The Hate U Give! Share with me in the comments or on my social media posts.

Now what?! I have picked three books for us to choose from for our next Books Without Borders book.

Be sure to go vote on Twitter! The winner will be announced Monday, July 15th!

Let’s get reading,