THUG. Book vs Movie

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The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody

Tupac Shakur


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Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.


Goodreads Rating: 4.6

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Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.


IMDb Rating: 7/10

Starr narrates the movie through voice overs, often with direct quotes from the book. The movie barely ever strays from the main scenes and points of the novel.

Obviously, the book includes more details which show Starr’s mindset and that of her family and friends. Despite this, the most important aspects of the novel are depicted beautifully.

The main parts that are different include:

  • The setting where Starr tells her father she has a white boyfriend;
  • The amount of time Starr spends at her Uncle’s house is much greater in the book; and
  • The physical distance between Garden Hieghts and Williamson is not shown well in the movie

The music in the movie is AMAZING!!! Below is the soundtrack:

1.  Pusha T “Hold On”
2.  Kendrick Lamar  “DNA”
3.  Jadakiss “Hold You Down”
4.  Tupac “Only God Can Judge Me”
5.  Arlissa “We Won’t Move”
6.  Travis Scott “Goosebumps”
7.  Bobby Sessions “The Hate U Give”
8.  Tupac “Keep Ya Head Up”
9.  Logic “Everybody”
10. Beau Young Prince “Kill Moe”
11.  21 Savage, Offset, & Metro Boomin “Ghostface Killers”
12.  NBA Youngboy “Left Hand Right Hand”
13.  Billie Eilish “Ocean Eyes”
14. Amandla Stenberg “Always”

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Please comment below and let us know what you thought of the book, movie, or both!


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