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Possibly Favourite Book of the Year - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas [Review]

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

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The Blog Squad - Part 31

We are a group of three book bloggers situated on different continents but brought together by our love for books and a penchant for talking about them. We’ve joined our forces to create a collaborative series of posts about book blogging and we hope you’ll enjoy the discussions.
BOOK REVIEWS BY DI - Di Hewlett

Do you reread books?Di says....png

I do reread a lot of books actually. I will reread just because I loved the series so much and sometimes when I’m in a book slump I like to reread old favourites - they are comfortable and remind me why I love reading so much in the first place.

I will also reread when I really like a series and I’m getting a new instalment. I especially like to do this when I receive the next book for review and it’s just been a little too long since I last read the previous book/s. I feel like it’s the fairest way to judge the series and I find I often pick up on small things I might have missed before. Thank goodness Goodreads now counts re-reads towards the yearly challenge goal!

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I rarely re-read a whole book, but I will re-read sections of it. For example, I often re-read bits of books I don't like - which seems to miss the point of re-reading - because I love the guilty pleasure of relaxing with a cringy scene or a pathetic romance. It makes no sense, I admit, but it's fun.
I also do re-read parts of books I love as well ;)

Do you have any bad reading habits?Di says....png



I definitely have a couple of these… It’s horrible to admit though!

Every now and then I’ll find myself so intoxicated by a book I’ll read so fast that I miss words here and there and I’ll find myself going ‘huh?’ and having to reread. I find this happens ESPECIALLY when there’s a lot of dialogue going on.

I’ve also been known to have a teensy tiny little peek ahead in a book every now and then… Because I just GOTS TO KNOWS! Willpower normally keeps me in the right place, but every now and then I succumb. Oops.

**goes to hide after these deep confessions**

Amy says.......png


I have to agree with Di! I've also been known to peek ahead in a book for a hint of what’s to come. I don't do it so often anymore, but I used to.
I also read very fast. And if I'm enjoying a book, then I read very fast. I'm ashamed to admit that in those cases I probably miss some words and part of the story. *cowers in shame*.  

Do you have any reading traditions?Di says....png



I don’t really have traditions per se, however as a parent of a three year old I’ve started some little family reading traditions like holiday themed books before the various holidays (Easter for Easter, Christmas for Christmas etc.) and then story time at the library and obviously there’s the time honoured tradition of the bedtime story.  


Amy says.......png

I don't know if it's a tradition, per se, but whenever I'm about to read a new book I always read through everything else in the book before I start the actual story. That means the acknowledgements, the About The Author, etc etc.
I guess it's more of a routine? Anyway, it's what I do. To “savour the moment” I guess.


Go over to their collab posts to know my answers!:
Book Reviews by Di
A Magical World of Words


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