If you want a book that is emotional and sheds light on a serious current issue, then Angie Thomas's "The Hate U Give" is perfect for you. With a storyline that will keep your emotions running ramped, this beautifully told story will surely have you reaching for the tissue box.

This book follows Starr, a 16-year-old girl who moves between the world of her fancy prep school and the world of the poor neighborhood where she lives.

Starr's world is shattered when she witnesses a police officer shoot her childhood best friend Khalil, who was unarmed. After his death becomes a national headline, everyone wants Starr to talk about what happened that night. With some protesting in the defense of Khalil and others trying to intimidate Starr and her family, Starr must face the biggest decision in her life.

Read this beautifully written story to see what Starr does or does not do, and how it affects the people around her.

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