A Book From a Genre You Don’t Typically Read

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Mary Jo

I don’t typically pick up a young adult novel, but after hearing so much about The Hate U Give, I had to give it a shot.

This book is the story of a teen who is drawn to activism after witnessing the police shooting that killed her friend. The book fits this atypical genre category because it’s classified as Young Adult fiction, not a category that I’m typically drawn to, however, this book can hold it’s own on any adult fiction book.

The themes are heavy, sometimes uncomfortable, and often controversial and I often times thought it was beyond most young adult comprehension. Then I watch the news or pick up a newspaper and am reminded that they face these kind of life and death issues far too often.

I think this would be a great book for a book club and lively in-depth discussions.