Wrapping up January

In January I read five books.

  1. Broken Harbor
  2. The Dazzling Heights
  3. The Trespasser
  4. Theft by Finding
  5. The Hate U Give

My hope for the next couple of months is to get halfway through my reading challenge of 90 books. I also read two books for Shelflove Crate’s challenge. The two books were Theft by Finding and The Hate U Give.

I also visited five bookstores which can be found on my blog under Top Five Bookstores.

Here is the hope of many more books read and many more bookstores visited!

The Hate U Give

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I honestly cannot write this review without spoilers. This book catches your attention in the first chapter and it continues from there.

The ending is what really struck me because it says:

“It’s about way more than that though. It’s about Seven. Sekani. Kenya. DeVante.

It’s also about Oscar.

Aiyana.

Trayvon.

Rekia.

Micheal.

Eric.

Tamir.

John.

Ezell.

Sandra.

Freddie.

Alton.

Philando.

It’s even about that little boy in 1955 who nobody recognized at first–Emmett.

The messed-up part? There are so many more.”

This book is a great book to refer to when trying to discuss the issues with race. This book even gave me ideas on how to explain race and the issues African Americans have with cops. I don’t have any more words for this story because they fail me but I say that the theme song that would go with this book is Nikes by: Frank Ocean.