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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give


The Hate U Give

ratings:
4.5/5 (714 ratings)
Length:
475 pages
7 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 28, 2017
ISBN:
9780062498557
Format:
Book

Editor's Note

Speak up…

This is a stunning take on the topic of race and police brutality that has quickly climbed the ranks to take its place as one of the greatest YA novels of our time. Starr Carter will not stay silent in the face of injustice, and her message has been amplified thanks to the movie adaptation starring Amandla Stenberg.

Description

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.

Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 28, 2017
ISBN:
9780062498557
Format:
Book

About the author

Angie Thomas is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling novels The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, and Concrete Rose, as well as Find Your Voice: A Guided Journal for Writing Your Truth. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com.



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Critic reviews

  • This stunning take on the topic of race and police brutality has quickly climbed the ranks to take its place as one of the greatest YA novels of our time. It was also one of the most challenged and banned books in schools in 2017 and 2018 because, as the ALA reports, "it was deemed 'anti-cop,' and for profanity, drug use, and sexual references." Starr Carter will not stay silent in the face of injustice, and her message has only been amplified in the wake of George Floyd's death.

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Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    Lord knows the internet has enough reviews of this incredible, important book; you don't need mine. Everybody who's thinking about race in America -- which should be everybody in America -- needs to read this book. It's not just Important; it's also a lively, engaging, sometimes funny novel you won't be able to put down.
  • (4/5)
    Star is pretty successful at bridging the two worlds of her family and neighborhood on one hand, and her private high school on the other. When her childhood friend is shot during a police traffic stop, she witnesses the whole thing from the front seat. How she grapples with her knowledge, and the reactions of her two communities makes for a powerful story.
  • (5/5)
    Sometimes, you're lucky enough to read history as it's happening. Sometimes, a classic is made right before your eyes. I don't want to jump the gun, but I do believe The Hate U Give is on its way to becoming a very important book in black literature, if it isn't already.

    What makes The Hate U Give so special and important is not only its subject matter, but also the authenticity. Everything and everyone in this book feels so refreshingly real-- which also makes it frightening but, I hope, will also move people to movement.

    If anything, this book should remind you to speak up, and that the power of a voice can be wondrous indeed. Black lives matter, my friends. Do not forget it.
  • (4/5)
    I'll never know what it's like growing up in a part of America that is poverty stricken and full of gang violence, but "The Hate U Give" allowed me to see into that world. This is a great book for teens wanting to understand what it's like is another's shoes. There's a lot of bad language and violence, but that's part of the story. A strong YA novel with an incredible, black female main character.
  • (5/5)
    A MUST READ BY EVERY PERSON IN THE USA! deeply affecting, brutal and hopeful. An amazing book!
  • (5/5)
    Star has to find her own voice in her life journey. This task is compounded by her dual exhixtance i her home neighborhood (the hood) and her school life (white kids school).
    She has a great family and support from her community. The people around her want change as much as she and her family want it. Can she really be the catalyst for that change?