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First Chapter/First Paragraph ~Teaser Tuesday – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Happy Tuesday!

 

Today I am linking up with Vicki @ I’d Rather Be At The Beach who hosts a meme every Tuesday to share the First Chapter/First Paragraph or two of the book you are currently reading.

I’m also once again joining The Purple Booker with Teaser Tuesday. It’s easy to join – just grab your current read, open it to a random page, and share two teaser sentences being careful not to include any spoilers.

First Chapter/First Paragraph

Chapter 1

I shouldn’t have come to this party.

I’m not even sure I belong at this party. That’s not on some bougie shit, either. There are just some places where it’s not enough to be me. Either version of me. Big D’s spring break party is one of those places.

Teaser Tuesday

I’ve seen it happen over and over again: a black person gets killed just for being black, and all hell breaks loose. I’ve tweeted RIP hashtags, reblogged pictures on Tumblr, and signed every petition out there. I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down.

Now I am that person, and I’m too afraid to speak.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Goodreads Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Book Details:

Genre: Young Adult
Series: None
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 2/28/2017
Pages: 444 (eBook)

Do these entice you to want to read the book? What are you reading this week?
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17 thoughts on “First Chapter/First Paragraph ~Teaser Tuesday – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  1. One of my favorite books of 2017! Looking forward to her next book, although it’s not coming out until January 2019💜

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