The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas


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ISBN-13: 9780062498533
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 30
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at

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The Hate U Give 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 151 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you only read one book this year, please let it be this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really takes you into the mind of the ccharacter, you live like her, breathe like her, think like her, and you cry with her. I loved every part of it because when theres tragedy theres beauty and comfort in the fact that you have family and friends backing you up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is everything. It made me cry, laugh, but mostly it shook me. Its so real and relevent with dhats going on in our society today. We follow Starr who witness one of her childhood friends shot down by a cop when they were pulled over. We follow her struggle of dealing with his murder while dealing with her grief and anger. Supporting chracters like her family and friends help to add dimension to the story. I cant wait to see the movie theyre working on because if its anything like the book, its going to be amazing! Everyone should read this book because I swear it will become an instant favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast moving novel. It opens a window to the lives of those who live in Garden worlds. This is a book that everyone should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! The author spoke our (African-Americans, Black people) truths. From being scared to move when stopped by a police officer to the anger that is felt at treatment that is so unjust. For those that gave it one star, open your eyes to our reality that we face daily. Our babies are cute to you when they're babies, but threatening to you when they turn 10 years or older. However, they/we matter always to us!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Important work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right." This was a YA story about a girl whose best friend was shot and killed by a cop. Starr was a strong character, and even though she didn't think she was brave, she showed guts when it was needed the most, and spoke out about what happened even though she was afraid. The storyline in this was about Starr's best friend Kahlil being shot by a cop after he pulled them over. Starr being the only witness was then asked to make a statement to the police, and then to a grand jury. What was awful was that this wasn't the first friend Starr had witnessed being shot though, after her friend Natasha was gunned down by a drive-by shooting in the neighbourhood at the age of 10. Kahlil's murder was justified by people because he was a drug dealer from a bad neighbourhood though, which wasn't fair or the full truth at all, especially when the officer who shot him thought that his hairbrush in the car door was a gun and shot him because of it. Overall, this was an important story, and its sad that the scary things that happened to people in this book happen to real people in the real world everyday. 7 out of 10
Anonymous 4 months ago
Brilliant! Speechless! Everyone young person should read this book and see the Movie. It is such teachable moment on life in the times we live in.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I honestly love this book, its well written and I love Starr's character in the book and how much I can relate to her. I also like that the story is based on a more realistic standpoint of what is going on in today's world. The situation with Khalil and his life being taken away through police brutality. Amazing book, I sure hope that Angie Thomas continues to write more books.
ssummersknight More than 1 year ago
This book is so incredibly important. It's human and honest and so beautifully, simply written. It had me laughing, crying, and really, REALLY thinking. The hip hop references (especially the Tupac ones) were fantastic and the references to important names/events were critical I think. I learned a lot. Everyone should read this book. Everyone.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
This book is a really good book! I think this book is really well written and it deserves five stars..... possibly more!!! *note* if you are sensitive about swear words you may not want to read this book. But it is still a really great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AvaJae More than 1 year ago
Whenever you have books that are really, really hyped, you run the risk that the hype might inflate everyone's expectations so much that the book has trouble living up to them. That wasn't remotely the case with Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE I'd actually started THE HATE U GIVE a little earlier than I'd originally planned because the other book I was reading wasn't grabbing me as much as I'd like. That wasn't an issue here—I was immediately sucked into Starr's voice, and world, and the characters of her life. THE HATE U GIVE juggles several conflicts in Starr's life—the conflict inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, of course, with witnessing Khalil's murder, but also her half-brother and friend living with an abusive father—the neighborhood's most dangerous gang leader, a friend who gets into a dangerous situation, Starr juggling the disparity of going to a private school where she's one of the only Black kids and then going home to her neighborhood, that as dangerous as it can be is her home, her secretly dating a boy from her school, and her PTSD from witnessing her best friend's death. Not to mention the conflict of trying to decide whether to speak up or whether to hope no one outside of Starr's family ever learns she's the one who witnessed Khalil's death. All of these conflicts in Starr's life may seem overwhelming—and for her, at times, they are—but the way they're written always makes sense as one conflict blends into another into another. Altogether it creates an incredibly compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages, because truly, there are no dull moments. Then there's the voice. Starr's voice is so powerful, and honestly, THE HATE U GIVE serves as an excellent example of why #ownvoices books are just better when it comes to portraying different marginalized groups. From the constant code-switching, to the cultural nuances, to even the way Starr thinks just felt so incredibly raw, like I was reading a real person's thoughts transcribed unfiltered onto the page. I had the undeniable sense while reading that this book wasn't written for me—and that was a good thing. To say THE HATE U GIVE is eye-opening and unforgettable is an understatement. I'm not at all surprised it debuted #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and I fully expect to see it win loads of awards, because this book is that powerful and that good. All in all: read it. And any time you hear someone disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement, give them this book. I really do believe it could change hearts, minds, and lives. Diversity note: Most of the characters, including the protagonist, Starr, are Black.
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onemused 9 days ago
"The Hate U Give" is an important book that breathes life into current politics around the #blacklivesmatter movement. Starr is 16-years-old and goes to an elite private school that she is lucky to be able to attend. She's also one of two black children there, and she is ultimately very aware of the racism that lurks beneath the surface. She has a separate life with the black children she grew up with, and with whom she can really be herself (aside from her boyfriend). She is hanging out with her friend Khalil when they are pulled over by the police. Starr's parents have prepared her for what to do with the police and how she has to be very careful. Khalil's parents seemingly have not. When Khalil goes to get a hairbrush, the police officer fears it's a gun and shoots him without verifying first. As Starr listens to instructions and fears she will be soon behind, she is in shock over what happened to her friend. As the story becomes a national headline, Starr is shocked by the way Khalil is discussed, as if his life didn't matter because they assume he was a drug dealer or a "thug." Starr must try to live with the knowledge of what really happened and the powerlessness to change any of it. Told from Starr's point-of-view during and after the shooting, this is a powerful book that calls attention to the way this has been discussed on the national level and the racism that permeates society. This is a really important book, and I strongly believe it should be considered for school reading. The message is so relevant and so critical, and Starr's voice here shines through the pages. I highly recommend for everyone- whether required by school or not. This is a book that really resonates, and I doubt you will be disappointed when you pick it up. This is a necessary story, which is really well told.
Kate Lenahan 10 days ago
This novel does a great job of showing the complexity of Starr’s identity as a black girl who goes to a predominantly white school. She deeply struggles with feeling like an outsider both in her home neighborhood, where she isn’t black enough, and in her white school, where she isn’t white enough. While a story like this would usually run the risk of showing a single story of police brutality and black men that aligns perfectly with every news story in the last years, Khalid’s story provides complexity to the issue. For someone who has never read about or considered the experience of being a young black person in America, THUG provides a good first insight into the inner workings of these communities. It also successfully describes the intricacies of Khalid’s identity and motivations for joining a gang and beginning to sell drugs. Khalid’s story creates a perfect mid-point between the two stories of police brutality towards black men in the media: either that the victim is hyper-innocent with no character flaws, or that he is a hardened criminal with a dangerous and violent past. Khalid has made mistakes and has his own issues, but he is ultimately a good person who has aspirations for creating a better life for himself and his family. This representation teaches young people that the stories they read in media are usually incomplete, and that there is much more complexity to who someone is than can be summarized in one event, news cycle, or court decision. The novel also effectively breaks stereotypes about cops through the character of Starr’s Uncle Carlos. Instead of automatically and immediately supporting 115, Uncle Carlos shows the difficulty in balancing both his loyalty to his colleagues and to his family. Starr’s story gives readers a more complete and balanced understanding of police brutality and young black men, and is a great YA novel in terms of diversity and representation.
Anonymous 11 days ago
I love this book so freaking much
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Anonymous 19 days ago
This book gets right into the mind of young black America. Teems should read this to hear their own voice. Adults should read this book to understand Black youth today.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Made me think and question my own assumptions based on my white privilege.
Anonymous 23 days ago
It is real life. Angie Thomas told this story as biographical. Every character is relatable. An excellent book.
Anonymous 26 days ago
The book is amazing i am speechless, also the movie is so different read the book first
Anonymous 26 days ago
I hear it is sad and also great.