I love it when a reader make e a discover about one of my books and compare it to popular book. Readers sometimes see things you missed.
I will admit I haven’t seen the movie nor read the book but the excerpt sound very interesting.
The Hate U Give
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.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.(less)
Yes, there similarities between fourteen Gomer and sixteen-year-old Starr Carter are noticeable. They are both African American teenage girls. They both moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where they lives and the fancy suburban prep school they attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when they both witnesses a death.
Even the publishing dates are pretty close together. But the similarity ends there. The Fairy Tree Troll was written thirteen years before it was published. Angie Thomas was probably still in high school when I wrote The Fairy Tree Troll. 🙂
Thanks for noticing.