The Hate U Give
Just finished reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and it's a remarkable read. It's completely written in American slang which takes a bit to get used to - if you are a grammar nazi like me - but once you have, it's well worth the read.
The book begins with Star going to a party where she meets her best friend, who she hasn't met for a while. A shooting starts and Star makes a run for it but the danger doesn't end there. It ends with her watching her best friend die at the hands of the police and the rest of the book is about how she, the law and her neighbourhood handles the murder.
QUOTE FROM THE BOOK: "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right".
The book is about Star and her neighbourhood's quest to be taken seriously and not as a threat because they're people of colour. It is also about love, friendship, family and hope.
If you're going to only read one book this year, read this one! It is well worth the hype.
And remember, keep following your dreams!