The Hate U Give Review + Sugar Cookies

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Rating for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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This book was a breath of fresh air. It was a work of fiction slapped with reality all over it!

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” 

The protagonist, Starr, was admirable to read about. At such a young age, she witnessed 2 of her best friends murdered. Both innocent, Starr had a lot of emotions festered towards equality. Now, all she had to do was speak up, stand up, and fight. For her people, for her best friends, for basic human rights.

And boy, did she do it! This book involved a lot of activism and emotional growth. That was something I really enjoyed. I haven’t read a lot of YA that portrayed such intense, realistic outtakes on peoples right to live. The race was such a big barrier in the book. The alternate worlds between suburbs and ghetto in the modern world was perfectly describe. And in the beginning we witness a girl struggling to balance her life between two so-called worlds. But then she finds her voice and somehow, even if it's the smallest form of unity, she rises.

Kudos to author Angie Thomas for such a marvelous debut YA novel! Highly recommended! 

Now a little something sweet to go with this novel, I've hooked up a simple sugar cookie with royal icing to compliment the book cover. The first one spells out the book title, emphasizing on the THUG, which was the essence of the story. And of course the golden hood trio, Starr, Khalil and Natasha.

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