Today’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour post features a guest review of one of my favorite books of all time…The Hate U Give! Stephanie from Holed Up In A Book also agrees, giving THUG a 5/5 star rating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Check out her full review down below:
WOW, okay, so this book was pretty much freaking amazing! I completely understand why it was #1 for such a long time plus why it won TWO awards in Goodreads. I was completely blown away with the plot, the characters and pretty much everything in between.
I also have to say that I really liked Angie’s writing style. Some authors tend to go a bit overboard with all of the flowery details and whatnot but that was certainly not the case for Angie. It was straight to the point and yet it didn’t lack any pertinent detail. To be perfectly honest, it was a breath of fresh air especially after reading Stephen King and his tendency to over-provide with long descriptive details.
To me, the highlight of the book was the character, Starr. I loved how the author, Angie, captured the struggle that Starr went through with the shooting of her childhood friend, Khalil, as well as her inner turmoil as to who she really was and where did she truly belong. The fact that she had the “ghetto” speech as well as her “school” speech really drew it home for me.
I also really, really enjoyed (if that’s even the right word for such a serious issue) the part about the news and how the author went into detail on how the public viewed the shooting compared to the people in Starr’s neighborhood. So many issues were so important and so vivid because the topics mentioned and discussed in this book are very real issues today. The fact that Hailey, Starr’s supposed best friend, didn’t see anything wrong with the way how the police officer dealt with the situation was startling. In a way, I simply cannot imagine this being real life but it is. This sort of things happens all the time these days and the news is suppressed a lot.
Honestly, anything else I want to say about this book will become a cliché so I’m going to just end my review with this: YOU NEED TO GO READ THIS BOOK. It’s extremely important for everyone to read it and understand it. I’m so glad I finally read this book because it’s going to be treasured on my bookshelf for a long time.
I hope you all enjoyed Stephanie’s review! This book was honestly one of my favorite reads this year, so I love fangirling with Steph about it. 🌟 Be sure to check out her blog where I guest reviewed Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.
Have you read THUG? What were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments! 💕