Angie Thomas's 2017 debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a powerful and moving story that explores themes of racism, police brutality, and the struggle for justice and equality. It draws conclusions about the necessity of finding and then using one’s voice in support of that struggle. The Hate U Give became an immediate young adult bestseller and was adapted into a movie shortly after its release. Explore a character analysis of Starr Carter, the plot summary, and important quotes.


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Literary Devices

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