The Hate U Give


Angie Thomas

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Khalil’s Hairbrush

The hairbrush represents both the blinding power and senselessness of racism. One-Fifteen alleges that he shot Khalil because he mistook his hairbrush for a gun. Maverick says One-Fifteen made this assumption not simply because the…

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Maverick’s Roses

The roses that Maverick repeatedly tends to throughout the novel represent the Carter family. Starr notes that Maverick “waters them like he’s supposed to, but for someone reason they’re dry looking”; although Maverick is taking…

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