The Hate U Give
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
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.
Coming Of Age
Community ReviewsSee all
"There at not enough words to describe the impactful journey of this book. This book follows young Starr Carter as she navigates life after witnessing the death of her best friend by a police officer. This book was terrific; it redefined and educated many people on what it meant to be black as a young teen. The characters are so diverse and complex that there are spinoffs of other characters in Thomas’s other books. Although this is one of my favorite books of all time, I am the way that Starr did not fight at the end with brutality. I think the message would have been better conveyed through peace than violence. The book does a pretty good job with this till the end. The cursing in the book is a little extra and not needed to convey some points. Overall this is my favorite book of all time. I rate this a 5/5. (Follow for more in-depth reviews for this app only @shislay16 )"
"Wow! What a stunner of a book for realistic fiction... I had to read this book for school, and while I have my nitpicks for how quickly we were required to read the novel, that doesn't take away from the sheer quality of this book. It's such a heart-crushing, beautiful and layered book. I think Starr is a wonderful protagonist, and has so many layers and a satisfying character arc. I think most of the characters were really well-written and very realistic depictions of teenagers. The way that the plot progresses is done very well. This book raised my own awareness of these situations, and got me mad for all of the right reasons. An inspiring book indeed. 10/10"