The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

  • Release Date: 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Culture, Places & People
Score: 4.5
From 1,730 Ratings


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.

Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • Future required reading?

    By sierrafredenrich
    As a person who identifies as a white latino I found this book to be completely eye opening to my own prejudices and personal biases. I thought I had broken down all the barriers in my mind, and for the most part I have but while reading this I found myself understanding more of the person on the other side of the trigger. The author does an amazing job at describing the raw emotions felt by the characters and allows you to understand their thoughts on race, discrimination and even being an outsider. Our society is working well towards a progressive future, but I would love to see this novel as a required reading in middle school/high school to open up the conversation in all schools and hopefully break down even more barriers. I really appreciate this book and wish it would have been around when I was an adolescent.
  • The hate you give

    By 32MILLER
    Hi my name is Alisha and I love this book so much and I think it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Best book

    By African American Tai
    This book reflects on what’s going on in the world. It explains certain parts that us African Americans and other races go through everyday in our life time. It was a amazing book and I hope to read more from you.
  • The hate you give

    By bhhhhhhhh)hhhhhhij
    Nice book and beautiful
  • Black girls perspective

    By MelaninPoppin👑
    This book gives so much hope for young teens as myself. I felt the same way Starr has but even worse. Scared to voice what’s right, due to the fear that I had inside. This has helped me in many ways to know that it’s ok to be heard. For awhile I thought whites were hating black people silently as well as loudly. The adventure with reading this life changing book has made me understand that all whites are not the same. Yes some still can’t stand my race, but I’m beginning to know how to be comfortable in my own skin. I hope you guys read this book for more knowledge and understanding, rather than just watching the movie. 🥰🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Great Book!!!

    By Asu 🥰
    I love the book it’s so detailed , the movie was good too 🥰

    By 🅰️nonymous 🖤
    I saw this movie and then realized there was a book on it too! This book is worth every star I gave it and many more! Teaches many great morals and is perfect for my school project! (I will cite it I promise)
  • Garbage

    By nobody6954
    Just garbage
  • Beautiful

    By 1nobi
    This book is a wonderful view on things from the eyes of “Starr” and all I can say is beautiful this story is simply beautiful.
  • All lives

    By Jtomp67