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. It follows events in the life of a black 16-year-old 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 opened 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...
this is one of my favorite books ever. the author speaks on some REAL issues. i love how raw it is. angie thomas did an amazing job, and i cant wait to read more from her. 55
Angie Thomas put her heart in this book. Starr shares her inner thoughts about going up in an inner-city neighborhood while attending an all White school. This book takes you on an emotional journey to what happened to Black people when we encounter the police. This story explains why there is a need for the Black Lives Matter movement and describes similar injustices for Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Eric Gardner, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Rakeyia Boyd, and countless others. We all would say what we were would do being on the outside but would you be willing to risk it all to fight for justice at the expense of your life or family? Great read. Definitely cannot wait to see the movie in October 2018. 55
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
I enjoyed this book from page one! I will be sharing this book with the young people in my life. 55
Amazing book. Like no other 💕 55
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
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
it’s a really really really really really really good book 💟 55