8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ 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 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 on 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...
Interesting because it gives the usual story of police violence against black youth from the black perspective. 45
@VegitoHaze, you wouldn’t know about being a black woman in the 21st century if you aren’t black. Have you ever been stared down at every store you walk into just because you’re black. People always think that black people are thugs who steal things and that’s a stereotype that needs to be disintegrated. Not all black people are like that and before you part your lips to say something else about black women, you think what it’s actually like for us and think what it’s like in our shoes. 55
Please make all books free to read till the end by all costing money to listen to the audio because some pearls out here are 12 or something and don’t have an allowance 45
This book is so good! I cried tears of joy and tears of sadness. I’ve never been moved so much in my life. Next I wanna watch the movie cuz I read the book first:) I totally recommend this book to any age group. Even though it does have bad words it’s very empowering and can teach multiple people a lesson or two or fifty. 55
Verrrrry good 55
This book is definitely one of my favorites now! It was so touching, fun, and true. When you are reading it you feel like you there with the characters and you were in touch with them. Sometimes you even feel like you are the characters or you connect to them somehow. Very intriguing, a page turner, honest, and satisfying. Trust me your money will not be wasted! I bought this amazing book and I read it about six times already so definitely buy it! ( it could also make a great gift! ) 55
All Lives Matter, also police officers aren’t bad at all, sure they make mistakes at times, but they’re not villains, they help us and keep our community safe, a police officer would never shoot someone if they put their hands in their car, maybe tase them but never shoot, unless it’s one of those idiotic police officers that have no brains, but other than that they are hero’s to many, this just makes me sad that a few bad police officers are making very great and admirable police officers look bad 😔 15
Just read it 55
This book brings you along with the adventure, and teaches you an important lesson. It makes you feel what the characters feel and it's an absolute stunning experience 55
it’s hard to describe the effect this book will have on you. just read it. 55
I read it during the summer and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to see if the movie is as good as the book. 55
(Spoilers) *deep inhale* * THE EXHALE INTESIFIES* I...I CANT EVEN EXPRESS HOW CONFLICTED I AM ABOUT THIS BOOOOK! It’s just...it’s just true. This is what the present day “hoods” & “bad police” looks like. As a child with a mom who is a cop, it’s offensive a bit how they treat cops, but at the same time I respec starr. The way that 1 15’s dad depicts 1 15 as the victim, it disgusts me, and the fact that 1 15’s dad straight up LIED TO THE NEWS. BLALALGDJEHDHDBDBDNJDNFJFU. EMOTION INTENSIFIES!!!! All in all, this is a great book, & the message in it is amazing. 55
Best book ever. I’d rate it 100 stars if I could. The only thing is you your child should be at least 12 to read this. 55
This book was amazing!! 55
This book needs to on very teens summer reading or required reading lists. It's a fast read but full of so much emotion and hope. 55
Yes. This book is simply amazing 55
This book was eye opening. It was very good. It was great to see a tough decision making through a young person outlook. 45
Amazing and very touching book! 55
I’m not a big reader but I sat down and read this whole book front to back in 2 DAYS so that says a lot. This book has such a beautiful message that’s so necessary right now plus it was hella relatable to this fellow black, female, 16 year old. 55
I could relate to this book on so many levels. I strongly recommend you read this masterpiece 55