“That’s why people are speaking out, huh? Because it won’t change if we don’t say something.”
“Exactly. We can’t be silent.”
“So I can’t be silent.”
Daddy stills. He looks at me.
I see the fight in his eyes. I matter more to him than a movement. I’m his baby, and I’ll always be his baby, and if being silent means I’m safe, he’s all for it.
This is bigger than me and Khalil though. This is about Us, with a capital U; everybody who looks like us, feels like us, and is experiencing this pain with us despite not knowing me or Khalil. My silence isn’t helping Us.
Daddy fixes his gaze on the road again. He nods. “Yeah. Can’t be silent.”
The above quote is from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which I read back in July 2017. T.H.U.G. was a spectacular book and I am so looking forward to watching the film adaptation.
The Hate U Give not only has an important and powerful message to get across. It is a beautifully written and captivating story, with a protagonist you can’t help but want to fight for.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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.
Past Bookish Babble Quotes Collections: Part One ∣ Part Two ∣ Part Three ∣ Part Four ∣ Part Five ∣ Part Six ∣ Part Seven ∣ Part Eight ∣ Part Nine.
4 thoughts on “Quotes Collection Part Ten”
I still can’t believe that i haven’t read this book! Honestly, I am so behind *cries* I probably won’t make it to reading this before the movie adaptation but I’m not one of those people who has to read the book before seeing the movie. If anything, the movie often inspires me to read a book in the first place! I think I need to make a list of books I NEED and HAVE to read in 2019, and I’ll put this one right at the very top!
Definitely put it on your must read 2019 list 🙂 It is a beautiful read.
These days I try to read the book first. I’ve found myself thinking “I wish i’d read the book first” too many times.
I can’t wait to see the adaptation! It’s a book that really brought the reading community together over our shared love for Starr and also how confrontational it was as well. We’re removed from gun violence and police brutality in Australia, so to have those experiences told through fiction helped me to understand the prejudice that black Americans are facing, especially under their current government. A great choice of quote Sarah, so strong and compelling!
I can remember reading the scene with tears in my eyes the first time around.
The Hate U Give is definitely a book all teens should read.
Fingers crossed the movie is as steller ❤ 🙂