The Author of my book is Angie Thomas. The book 'The Hate u Give's genre is Young Adult Fiction. This book was published on February 28th, 2017.
Angie Thomas was born, and continues to live in, Jackson, Mississippi. She was born on 1988, and used to be a teen rapper. She holds a BFA in creative writing from the university of Belhaven university. She also has an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She was one of the people who won the Walter Dean Myers award in 2015. Her first novel, The Hate u Give, is a New York Times #1 Best Seller.
Starr is a young, African American girl. In her 16 years of living, she has experienced two tragic events. Her best friend got shot and killed during a drive by when they were both 10. Now, 6 years later, her childhood best friend, got shot and killed while having a tragic encounter with a police officer. Starr, was in the car while his life was swept away from him. She is then left with many emotional scars. With both of her friends getting killed right before her eyes, it is very hard being in that situation. She is put in a lot of stress when her neighborhood figures out she was the witness of Khalil's death. She goes through many ups and downs throughout the story, including many death threats from fellow gang members who don't want her to say anything. In various occasions, her friends give her really good advice regarding her personal problems. And in the end, she finds her peace, and knows what is right for her.