The Hate U Give by Angie ThomasA three-time winner of Goodreads Choice Awards
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 down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
The Hate U Give: differences between the book and the film
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There are some movies that you just know are going to be an emotional experience you'll never forget. With stunning performances from a star-studded cast featuring Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give takes its audience on a thought-provoking journey that tackles race, police brutality, and black identity. Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg in the film, narrates her story as she deals with the aftermath of witnessing her friend Khalil's death at the hands of the police and the repercussions it has on the lives around her. There's a lot to pack into a two-hour movie, but with a screenplay written by the late Audrey Wells and such an amazing cast, director George Tillman Jr. While the film is a faithful telling of the novel, there are a few differences that only readers of the book will be able to spot. The Hate U Give is set to hit theaters nationwide on Oct. View On One Page.
The Education of Amandla Stenberg
When she witnesses a police shooting Starr has to find her own voice, and deal with the costs of speaking out. The film, directed by George Tillman Jr. However, there are some significant changes and omissions there too. Here are all the ways the movie differs from the book. The character of Starr's boyfriend is roundly the same but the argument post- the condom thing is prolonged in the book. In the book he has a more significant role. After Khalil is killed there are various protests in Garden Heights; this includes an attack on a police car which Mr Lewis says he witnesses.