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 is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas, that follows a protagonist drawn to activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed friend. Published February 28, 2017 by Balzer + Bray, The Hate U Give opened at number one on The New York Times young adult best-seller list. It is Thomas's debut novel...
I loved this book! It has so much meaning to it. It tells an awesome story and had me hooked from the beginning. Good work! 55
this book perfectly combines the stress of being a teenager and theproblems being faced in America right now. I will never forget this book, 100% changed me. 55
This book did what any good piece of fiction should do—made the consumer feel as though it wasn’t fiction. Compelling, tragic, funny, and important. A must read! 55
A must read for everyone. Angie hits on today’s leading problem in America. The haves & the have nots. How people easily judge, based on the skin you’re in. This book makes you take a real look at how communities need to stick together for the good of the people & teach love not hate! 55
YI was mayhem day huh huh hwas b 45
I loved this book it made me realize how much blacks are treated well and if they do one thing bad it’s the biggest thing the world and held accounted for. I love Starr and all her beloved friends! The twists and events tied into the ending perfectly! 55
Beautiful funny and most relevant book I've read on young black life. 55
This book was amazing. Wonderfully written, it brought you too a place where you didn’t want to put down the book and keep reading. It’s one of those books that you read over and over again. 55
It’s A great book if you haven’t read it yet read it now!🤪 55