If you haven’t heard of Angie Thomas’s ‘The Hate U Give’ by now then you must have been hiding under a rock.
Angie’s debut, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, has got the YA world firmly under its spell. When Starr is the only witness to the shooting of her unarmed best friend by a police officer, her balance between her poor neighbourhood and posh high school is shattered. The results of this shooting and what Starr has to say could rock her community, and even get her killed.
This is an incredibly important book – and a brilliant one, too. If you’re even slightly a part of the bookish community on twitter then you’ll have seen the many rave reviews and declarations of love this book has already received – and it’s not even out until April!
Angie is here to introduce us to the book.
We’ve got one very exclusive proof of ‘The Hate U Give’ – seriously, the waiting list for one of these babies is a mile long! And we’re giving it away to you. We really are good to you guys…
All you need to do to enter is:
- Follow @maximumpopbooks on Twitter
- RT the following tweet
This competition is now closed! Congrats to the winner @BecInHiding
Good luck, bookworms!
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