The Hate U Give

8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." —John Green

"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review)

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.

And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas Summary

The Hate U Give is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas. It follows events in the life of a 16-year-old black girl, Starr Carter, who is drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of a childhood friend. Published February 28, 2017 by Balzer + Bray, The Hate U Give debuted at number one on The New York Times young adult best-seller list, where it remained for 50 weeks. It received positive reviews and won several awards. It is Thomas' debut novel, expanded from a short story she wrote in college following the police shooting of Oscar Grant...

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The hate u give5 star

I love this book is super good and at the same time it is sad because it tells us what is happening nowadays💜💜💜💜 55


Just bad!1 star

Just bad... 15


Amazing5 star

I read just the sample and I loved it and can’t wait to read more 55


This book has a strong voice...however...3 star

This may be an incredible view through a young black girls eyes and yes well written. This has been addressed before. We are focusing STILL after all these years on Black Lives Matter and the struggles of one race. My point is All Lives Matter! Everyone in the USA has equality in hatred now. I find if talking about racism is only about focus on one ethnicities experience with it then it becomes dismissive to the struggle of all other ethnicities. Most people will hate this review but there is truth in it. 35


The hate you give5 star

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 55


A Reflection of Our Times(sadly)5 star

This book is excellent and a must read For everyone who wants change and the hope it brings to achieve it! 55


Amazing5 star

I immediately couldn't stop reading this book when I read the first page! Love this book. One of my favs. 55


Emotional5 star

Read the Physical book and it was extremely emotional 55



This book is the best book I’ve read in a while. It’s so true and doesn’t care. It’s like there’s no rules. I love it. I totally recommend it to any who can read. 😂 55

smat gal

The Hate U Give5 star

Heart renching and heart warming at the same time. It’s an emotional roller coaster you don’t want to end. You will cheer for the characters and cry for them too. You will never want to put the book down 55


Best book ever5 star

I don’t think I have ever read something as good. Starr feel real like she is really there I feel like I know the characters and I’m obsessed with her writing I read this book I’m under three days it around 500 pages and I honestly can’t wait for her new book in February 💕 55


Right On Time5 star

I enjoyed this book from page one! I will be sharing this book with the young people in my life. 55


Relatable and educational5 star

Amazing book. Like no other 💕 55


Best book!5 star

The hate u give is very hear wrenching. It makes u want to cry, laugh be happy and angry. It's very emotional. You will never be able to put the book down. If I had to rate this book. I would rate it a 5/5. I will suggest this book to as many people as I can. 55

Jamies red soda

The Hate u Give5 star

As a teen who lives in similar conditions of seeing my very own neighbors and childhood friends die at the hands of each other or very cops. I can say this book enlightened me to understand further that I am not alone. The world now has a perception of what it’s like for kids like Starr and I, to be taught what to do if a cop came up to you. The fear that someday your best friend can die because of bias and racist cops. This book is truly down to Earth and honest with the cursing, lifestyles, gangs, and fear. This book should be read by an entire class to help the youth understand further what’s going on in the world and to ease it out with this book due to the fiction storyline. Truth behind the story. I love this book and hope to have my children in the future read it too. 55


Moo1 star

Nooo 15


Bea5 star

it’s a really really really really really really good book 💟 55


Amazing.5 star

perfect 55


Best Book Ever!5 star

This is seriously a must read! I love how this book explores the racial injustices brought on by police brutality. It gives the word “Thug” a whole new meaning! 55

Messy jrawing

Favorite book ever5 star

I got this book at a fair for my school and it was amazing. I'm really picky when it comes to what I read and I was so into this book I read the entire thing in 4DAYS!!! A must read for everyone. 55

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