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This week's topic is our favorite reads of 2017. I'm interpreting it as from what I've read this year, not what has been been published this year, so these have various dates.
I have read and listened to some powerful books so far this year, but my top choice, the story I was the most drawn into, was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I want to share this important story with you, so I'm holding a giveaway. All you have to do to enter is provide me with a valid e-mail address to contact you at should you win. The Winner will get to choose the format between a US Kindle copy or a physical copy from The Book Depository. This giveaway is open from 6/27-7/11.
|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.
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Now for the rest of my top reads, in no particular order!
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