Recently, I read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I appreciated this book. I say this because it really shows the world why people are protesting and getting mad at the death of innocent Black people.
The protagonist is Starr, her story is set in, modern time period specifically Garden Heights, an inner-city neighborhood in the southern part of the United States. The significance of the location setting is that it shows Starr and her family environment living in the hood with the gangs, drugs, etc.
Starr faces certain forces and pressures. The main conflict in the story is that her childhood friend was killed right in front of her by a police officer and she chooses whether she wants to tell her story on the news about him and his gang-life and tell the world who’s the cop that killed him. She meets these forces and pressures by deciding to go on the news but blur her face so no one will know it’s her.
The tension rises when there’s a trial for the officer that killed him and he pleaded not guilty and that people were so mad This might leave a reader feeling really angry because he killed an innocent black man and he gets no punishment for it at all
The book climaxes when the Black people of garden heights were mad so they had s big protest that exalted into something bigger.Tags: #9thgraders #BLM #onlineschool Harvest Collegiate High School Police Brutality