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Angie Thomas (1) (1988–)

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Værker af Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give (2017) 9,072 eksemplarer
On the Come Up (2019) 2,008 eksemplarer
Concrete Rose (2021) 1,052 eksemplarer
Whiteout (2022) 127 eksemplarer
The Hate U Give [2018 film] (2018) — Based on the novel by — 114 eksemplarer
The Manifestor Prophecy (2023) 101 eksemplarer
The Hate U Give / On the Come Up (2019) 16 eksemplarer
The Hate U Give [annotated] (2019) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
The Black Widows 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Blackout (2021) — Bidragyder — 543 eksemplarer
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration (2018) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer

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This is a young adult book that is an excellent opening conversation about race relations that should be assigned reading in every American high school. The protagonist, Starr Carter, lives in two worlds: the tony, mostly white suburban prep school she attends in another town where her uncle lives -- a police officer who acted as a father figure while her father was in jail earlier in her childhood -- and her gritty urban neighborhood. These two worlds diverge when Starr witnesses the fatal police shooting of her best friend since childhood, Khalil, an unarmed black teenage boy. It is a well-written first-person narrative.… (mere)
bschweiger | 470 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
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Recommended: critically
For everyone.

I always struggle with reviewing books that deal with an experience and perspective of life I don't have. I'm able-bodied, thin, and white. If I were a man and twenty years older, I'd be the epitome of Privilege in America. That said... this book feels necessary, sadly.

It's depressing how true this story is. Though it's fiction, it's really not, as this is a scenario we see over and over again in the United States, and is daily life for far too many people. The community banding together in the story is exactly what we need to keep doing. Ah, see, it's hard for me to write about this without it becoming about bigger issues than just the book...

...but again, that's why this book is necessary!

Limiting myself to just the story: it will tear your heart in two. It will teach you what not to say and do in racial contexts if you're someone with little exposure to other cultures (ahem, me, though I'm trying to change that). It will make you laugh and cheer and cry and rage. It will show you the wisdom of 2Pac. And, hopefully, it will tell you to get off your f*cking high horse and shout loudly and nonstop for the rights of everyone when they're being stomped on.
… (mere)
Jenniferforjoy | 470 andre anmeldelser | Jan 29, 2024 |
Fun middle grade fantasy. Has got a lot of elements of other fantasy that has been done before -- was looking for something more fresh.
AnnesLibrary | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |
Loved this book. Highly recommend. Well written and very insightful.
xfitkitten | 470 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |


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