Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (210)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (2/28/2017):
Description on Goodreads:
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
Why I’m Waiting:
This sounds so good! What a politically relevant book! I love when YA books branch out into the topics that are so important to the youth of today. I can’t wait to read this story. Also, wow it’s already being turned into a movie. It must be good.
What are you waiting on this week?

1 comment:

  1. This sounds promising! And super relevant like you said - I hope you love it my friend! xx