"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
THE HATE U GIVE
By: Angie Thomas
Published By: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: Feb. 28, 2017
Preorder the Book: Amazon
Goodreads Summary: 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.
With as much attention as this book has been getting, how could I not want to read it? Politics aside, I think this book is probably raw and honest, which makes for gripping reading.