YA Best Seller The Hate U Give Releases Official Movie Poster

by Christine Marie Attardo

You know what makes me happy? When young adult books get movie adaptations. You know what makes me even more happy? When powerful stories like this emerge. New York Times Best Selling young adult book The Hate U Givewritten by Angie Thomas, is making its way to the big screen this Fall. An unforgettable story that was a Goodreads Choice winner in 2017 follows sixteen year old Starr.
Take a look at the description:

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 powerful simplicity of the book cover definitely comes across in the movie trailer poster and I just can’t wait to see it in theaters.
Here it is:

In case you haven’t seen the trailer:

The Hate U Give releases on October 19th.

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