Topic: The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Starr, a teenage girl, is at a party with her friend, Kenya. She isn't supposed to be at this party, because these parties are dangerous. Garden Heights is dangerous. Kenya leaves Starr to talk with her other friends, when Starr sees Khalil. She hasn't seen him in a very long time, and by the clothing, and chains he is wearing, she knows what hes been up too. Starr doesn't want to ask him though, because she doesn't want to hear the truth. Starr and Khalil talk, as if it hasn't been long since they last saw each other. Soon gunshots go off in the house, and Khalil and Starr hurry out of there. Khalil has a new car, its nice. Starr asks Khalil about what hes been up to, but he doesn't admit he has been with the Kings. Khalil just avoids the question. The car is silent untill, they hear sirens behind them. Khalil wasn't speeding, and Starr and him weren't doing anything bad. There was no reason for the cop to pull them over. I think that this relates to a lot of places all over the world. Cops don't always have a reason for pulling African American people over. They just do because they are seen as threats. I'm not saying this would happen anyway. Mostly just neighborhoods like Garden Heights. "Shady" neighborhoods, where drugs are everywhere.