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Sylvie Waters

Book Review

The book I read was “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas. The book is about a
16-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, who was brought into the spotlight of activism after
her best friend was shot and killed by a police officer. It shines light on tough issues that
are very prevalent in today's culture. Starr is faced with the choice of speaking out
about what really happened or sitting back and letting the media portray her best
friend's death. Starr moves in between two worlds because she goes to a mainly white
fancy suburb private school with her two brothers. On top of balancing the police
shooting of her childhood friend she must keep her two whorls separate. Or so she
thinks.

In my opinion, this book was very good. One of the best books I have read in a
very long time. What I enjoyed most was the suspense and heroism Starr portrayed
during the book. I also liked how real the story was. You could picture this book in your
head as a movie. Which for me is what makes a book good or not. If I can't make the
book into a movie in my head, I lose focus.

Movie Review

I watched the movie “The Hate You Give” last week and it brought me to tears. It
was even better than I could have imagined. The actors and actresses were very good
as well as the events shown in the movie. It did a good job not changing to many things
from the book to the movie. They didn’t overdue anything in my opinion. The movie was
better in my opinion than the book which isn't always the case. I would give the movie
a 5 out of 5. Would watch again in a heartbeat.