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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The Hate U Give is an electric novel that reads like a lyrical dispatch delivered from the center of America’s racial divide. When 16-year-old Starr Carter sees her unarmed best friend, Khalil, gunned down by a cop, she struggles with her grief and a growing sense of alienation from both her low-income black neighborhood and the privileged private school she attends. Award-winning narrator Bahni Turpin (The Underground Railroad, Precious) does Angie Thomas’ lived-in characters justice, poignantly bringing the story’s staggering conflict to life. Her subtle delivery uncovers beauty and inspiration in even the story’s darkest, angriest moments.
This book takes hold of your attention and refuses to give it back. The book provides an heartwarming and genius method to addressing delicate topics that need to be addressed
All time fav
This is a book based on real world issues and I love it. It is so uplifting and inspiring. definitely recommend to a friend.
The hate you give
This book is go great make so more books of it.😁