Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #22: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for! 

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Title:  The Hate U Give
Author:  Angie Thomas
Expected Publication Date:  February 28th, 2017


Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.

A story that is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement is very important for me to read and I would love to see a fictional account of this real life crisis being told in a book.

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. This one sounds really good. Great pick! I've got it on a list to order for my school library. Thanks for stopping by my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

  2. This is one of my highly anticipated release of 2017. Great pick.

  3. I've been seeing this one around. Looks interesting. Great pick.

  4. I've been seeing this one around! It's on Edelweiss and I am trying to see if I can squeeze in an ARC review before the pub date. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week, Ronyell. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. Amazing pick! This looks SO good and SO powerful. Hope you enjoy when you read it!
    Thanks for visiting my WoW earlier :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

  6. I've been seeing this one around a lot - I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. I've seen really promising reviews for this one so I hope you love it :)