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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.

Young Adult
February 28
Balzer + Bray
Ninth Grade

Customer Reviews

naileii ,

“ Find Your Voice “

Omg Angie Thomas is my favorite author, and reading The Hate U Give made me fall in love with books! And I used to hate reading! Her book inspired me so much because I’m a 16 year old black girl who has to stand up for myself and my people because this world is full of hate. Definitely one of the best books and movies of all time! #blm #findyourvoice #thehateugive

Lil Yusif ,

No justice. No peace.

This book was great! It reminded me alot to all that has happened this past year and now. I know like Starr stated there will be a change don’t know when or how but it will come! No justice. No peace✊🏾

Rzared ,


I love it

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