The Hate You Give: Week 1 Discussion

1. Chapter 1 introduces some of the main characters in the book. Immediately who do you gravitate to and why?

2. The Author, Angie Thomas gives us vivid descriptions that make us feel like we are a part of the story. What is your favorite scene? Did it trigger any memories for you? Could you relate to any of the scenarios?

3. Symbolic references are in all of the chapters so far, for example Starr is wearing a hoodie that is referenced many times, there is a black Jesus hanging up in the house next to a photo of Malcom X. Why do you think the author chose certain symbols or references?

4. Starr feels a lot of emotion before, during and after the shooting of Khalil. Even the day after Starr tries to suppress her emotions, as such a young age why do you think she feels she has to? What emotions did you having reading chapters 1-3?

1 thought on “The Hate You Give: Week 1 Discussion”

  1. Hey Buddy!

    I still can’t post my comments. (lol) I am doing something wrong. I wrote them below.lol

    Chapter 1 introduces some of the main characters in the book. Immediately who do you gravitate to and why? Starr is the character I am gravitating to. Starr experienced a lot in her young life. She watched both of her friends get killed and doesn’t really know how to handle it. Starr is living in two different worlds, the one she has with her family and then the one she has at school.

    The Author, Angie Thomas gives us vivid descriptions that make us feel like we are a part of the story. What is your favorite scene? Did it trigger any memories for you? Could you relate to any of the scenarios? As of right now, I really don’t have a favorite scene. The book has happy and sad parts that trigger memories of how fast your life can change. Starr was just enjoying her night with Khali and then witness him getting killed by the cop. I can’t personally relate to any of the scenarios, but what is happening in this book is also happening in our world everyday. Cop killing young black men is a issue, with me raising 3 boys, this is one of my biggest fear. It is a shame I have to tell me son, if the cop pulls him over, don’t make any sudden moves and just listen to what they tell you, but as we are seeing everyday, this is not working.

    Starr feels a lot of emotion before, during and after the shooting of Khalil. Even the day after Starr tries to suppress her emotions, as such a young age why do you think she feels she has to? What emotions did you having reading chapters 1-3 I really don’t understand why Starr tries to suppress her emotions. Maybe she doesn’t want her family to see her as being weak or she could be trying to hide the fact she was a witness. I think that was one of her issues in the book. My emotions are all over the place after reading chapters 1-3. I have laughed, cried and even gotten upset. I can’t image what Starr is dealing with. I can’t wait to see how the book ends.

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