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The Week B Wednesday Book Club have reviewed The Hate U Give  - which they describe as a 'very important' book.

The Book Club unanimously agreed the widely acclaimed The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas lived up to its reputation and brought home to our students some of the issues faced by some young black men and women today.

"The group discussed how Thomas was inspired to write the book after the Oscar Grant case in 2010 and how she also drew on the work of the rapper Tupac whose music revolves around the racism and the hardships faced in some communities," said Mrs Wrennall, College librarian.

"Thomas, like Tupac, uses her voice as a weapon against racism and injustice."

Nazanin said that “it was incredible how the author really made me feel some of  the anger and frustration that some people have to live with”.

Shannon commented that "the book gives the reader an insight into a side of life that many would in all probability will never have to experience".

Braidy declared that “the book was a keeper. Once I started reading it I couldn’t stop. I finished the book in two days. It drove me crazy not being able to discuss it with the group until everyone had finished it. I loved the way the book explored so many issues, racism,injustice, hardship but also how some good people in bad situations live.

"The Book Club highly recommend the book going as far as to say it is a book that everyone should read," said Mrs Wrennall.

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