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London SYP Book Club – June 2017 – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Book: 'The Hate U Give' by Angie Thomas
Genre: Young Adult
Venue: Mabel's Bar and Kitchen, Covent Garden
Date: Monday 19th June
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.