• angie thomas,  contemporary,  review

    Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

    Goodreads – Amazon – Kindle  Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went…

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    My Favorite…. Dream Job

    My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info and the upcoming subjects visit the My Favorite Meme. page. I have always wanted to be an English teacher. It was hands down my all-time favorite class. It really shaped me into the person I am today. I really feel like I would enjoy teaching to kids. I definitely see myself as Jessica Day when it comes to teaching. I, unfortunately, do not want to go…