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Cianna White
April 5, 2024 3:53 pm

I was intrigued by your cover because I love the book “The Hate You Give”. I am impressed by how you made your mock trial from the point of view. It sounded like something straight out of the book. What made you pick this book?

Nadya
April 5, 2024 10:11 am

You did a good job stepping into the shoes of your character and explaning the racial social injustices that plague our country. I would’ve liked to see more of a concrete solution though in the conclusion. Nevertheless its an interesting take on this book

Anaiya
April 4, 2024 11:54 pm

This story is both moving and thought-provoking. Starr Carter’s powerful speech not only sheds light on pressing societal issues but also inspires action and empathy. Her courage in speaking out against injustice and advocating for meaningful change is commendable and I really enjoyed reading it.

Kayla
April 4, 2024 2:57 pm

Mashia, having both read “The Hate U Give” and watched the movie, your fictional mock trial statement has profoundly impacted my view of the story. Starr Carter’s compelling address on mass incarceration and police brutality has struck a chord with me, shedding light on the urgent need for societal change. Your portrayal of the systemic inequalities and historical context surrounding racism serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle for justice and equality in our communities.

April 4, 2024 1:53 pm

This is a really fascinating interpretation of The Hate U Give, and it’s not one I had previously thought of. This is a really original method of dissecting the book’s meaning and attempting to comprehend the main character’s thoughts and feelings about the events as well as how she would respond to them in a formal situation. Was the original text’s evidence used to support this writing?

Jenna
April 4, 2024 3:33 am

Mashia what drew me to your comment was your image of the ” The Hate U Give”. I have read the book and watched the movie and I want to say, that your interpretation of a statement the main character would have made is right on par. I wish you had incorporated what part of the book this statement would have been in because it seems like a very powerful moment. I love how you put yourself into the main character’s shoes. Were any emotions brought out, when you as the writer put yourself into the shoes of starr from the book?

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Joy
April 3, 2024 3:16 pm

This is a really interesting take on The Hate U Give and a perspective I hadn’t considered before. This is a very creative way to analyze the message of the book and try to understand more deeply how the main character might feel about the events of the book and how she would handle these feelings in a formal setting. Was this written using evidence from the original text?

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