Every moment in life has more sides to the story, but often we only see or hear just one. The Hate U Give shows all sides, and also that stories can be easily twisted around on purpose.

Some tales need to be told over and over again. Because people refuse to listen, people refuse to see, and mostly because people refuse to learn. The story of The Hate U Give isn’t new, it isn’t unique, but it is a tale that needs to be told and needs to be shown. It is the story that is easily pushed away and forgotten because it isn’t pretty and nice, and it doesn’t concern many people in the world. And yet it does because the powers at hand in this book are the actual powers in the world and the state of mind is integrated into modern day society. Sometimes things have to change now, not in the future, and The Hate U Give shows exactly why. Because if we don’t change we’ll stay stuck in a world where people think in an “us and them”.

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