Image result for the hate u give This week’s book of the week is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

This book is  heartbreaking and honest. The Hate U Give follows Star and she walks though witnessing the death of a childhood friend, Khalil, at the hands of  a police officer as well as all other parts of being a teenage girl.  Thomas does an pronominal job of bring the reader with star as she experiences every emotion possible, processes this huge loss in her life and learns what it means to advocate for Khalil, herself, and all minorities.

This is a must read. While there is strong language and mature plot points, it is a very import topic to understand and Thomas covers it in such an engaging way.