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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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The Hate U Give
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2017 was the year of Angie Thomas. Not only did she scoop up two Goodreads Choice Awards, but her book The Hate U Give was optioned for a film and has spent nearly a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The novel follows Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who finds her voice after her unarmed childhood best friend is fatally shot by the police. A timely and heartbreaking read.

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