#Bookvember Take Nine

#Bookvember

It’s Cyber Monday… Have you guys used that super swanky Amazon discount yet? You get $10 off of $25 worth of books, and who doesn’t want more books? [/says the girl who doesn’t have enough bookshelf space for the books she has now]


Here’s my book recommendation for the day:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

As told by Goodreads:
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.

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.

** You shouldn’t need any more convincing, but here’s an excerpt that may rip your heart to shreds. You’re welcome

If you want to know more about what the hell a #Bookvember is, head on over to the intro post. Feel free to join the fun either on your blog or on Twitter!

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3 thoughts on “#Bookvember Take Nine

  1. True story: I read your opening two lines and–I don’t even know what happened–suddenly I was on Amazon adding ALL THE BOOKS to my cart. (I then, like the frugal thing I am, deleted all but three, and am trying to decide which books my husband should purchase for me on his own account to ensure ULTIMATE SAVINGS.) So, thanks for pointing that sale out! You’re a godsend.

    And I’m adding The Hate U Give to my TBR immediately. <3

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