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 2017 young adult novel by Angie Thomas. It is Thomas's debut novel, expanded from a short story she wrote in college in reaction to the police shooting of Oscar Grant. The book is narrated by Starr Carter, a 16-year-old black girl from a poor neighborhood who attends an elite private school in an affluent white part of the city. Starr becomes entangled in a national news story after she witnesses a white police officer shoot and kill her childhood friend, Khalil, who is black. She speaks up about the shooting in increasingly public ways, and social tensions culminate in a riot after a grand jury decides not to indict the police officer for the shooting. The Hate U Give was published on February 28, 2017, by HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray, which had won a bidding war for the rights to the novel. The book was a commercial success, debuting at number one on The New York Times young adult best-seller list, where it remained for 50 weeks. It won several awards and received critical praise for Thomas's writing and timely subject matter. In writing the novel, Thomas attempted to expand readers' understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as difficulties faced by black Americans who are forced to code switch. These themes, as well as the vulgar language, attracted criticism and caused the book to be one of the most challenged books of 2017 and 2018 according to the American Library Association. The book was adapted into a film by Fox 2000 in October 2018. It was well reviewed but made only 34 million dollars against a budget of 23 million dollars. The novel was also adapted into an audiobook, which itself won several awards and praise for its narrator, Bahni Turpin...
I never never been more devastated reading a book. This legit wrecked me. 55
this book is so well written and I have never been a person that really enjoys reading but ever since I started reading that book I never did want to put it down it’s such a powerful and joyful book which this story has changed me it made me wanna be a better person but just the message that it is telling you is really what hit me. This book is no ordinary book it even tells us about how racism is when it comes to black people so many deaths have happend to black people just because of there skin color which is so awful it even teach me to take a stand for my rights and to use my voice I never ever wanted it to end - P.S. you should make a 2nd book focusing on how donte will use his voice 55
Best book I’ve got my hands on in a long time. 55
This was my first angie thomas book and I loved it. It shows no matter where you live or how much you are pressured, speak up. It was inspirational, even though starr was afraid she still spoke up for khalil. I absolutlely love this book and imagine on the come up is just as good.😁😁 55
This book is honestly my favorite book ever. “The Hate U Give” will make you feel every single feeling that the characters are going through. I absolutely loved this book and 100% recommend it!! 55
This was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was inspiring, sad, and beautiful. 55
I love this book it was awesome I really enjoyed it 55
Black peoples should be treated like white disentangle matters if they are white or black it doesn't matter 55
I love everything about the book from beginning to end, definitely going to read more of Angie Thomas’s books. 55
I loved the book so much! Don’t waste time on the movie because I was highly disappointed in it. The book is much better and amazing and the action and emotion was nonstop. 55
Just bad... 15
I read just the sample and I loved it and can’t wait to read more 55
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
This book is excellent and a must read For everyone who wants change and the hope it brings to achieve it! 55
I immediately couldn't stop reading this book when I read the first page! Love this book. One of my favs. 55
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
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
I loved this book. It had such a good message and will change the way you view everything. A must read. 55