By Taylor, age 13
The novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas makes me feel seen. In the book, Starr attends a white school with primarily white friends. People at her school and neighborhood make fun of her for the people she hangs around. Starr forms two personalities in fear of upsetting anyone. Starr eventually learns that she shouldn’t care how people look at her and judge her, her two personalities form one. She talks the way she wants to talk and does what she wants to do and nobody says anything about it because they’re her friends who don’t care about how she expresses herself. I relate to this because I used to be like this. This book helped me understand and realize that I should always be myself.
This book helped me understand and realize that I should always be myself.
At the end of the book, when her two worlds collide, she realizes that she can truly be herself and shouldn’t care what other people think.