8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
This must-have collector’s edition includes a letter from the author; the meanings behind the names in The Hate U Give; an excerpt from the stories that inspired the novel; a map of Garden Heights; gorgeous fan art; and a sneak peek at On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’s next novel.
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 doesor does notsay could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.70(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing. The Hate U Give is her first novel. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A must read!!
I originally recommended this book to my husband for his after-school book club after hearing everyone raving about it on Twitter; once he read it, he put a copy in my hands and told me that I had to read it too, because it was so good. He was right. This is an important story that needs to be told: the struggle of a young black girl to fit into two different worlds, the racism black people deal with from law enforcement, the oppression of white supremacy. Angie Thomas hits it straight on, but more than that, she tells this story well. The writing is beautiful; Thomas doesn’t let her powerful story rest on its own, but gives it life through a cleverly constructed narrative. Starr’s voice feels genuine, and Thomas does an amazing job in making the entire world she lives in feel real, with its impeccably fine details. The neighborhood Starr lives in is beautifully drawn, from the old lady living next door, to the outspoken barber working on the same street as her father’s grocery, to silly family squabbles and more real family drama. What I appreciated most about this story is how it gives you the tough story with the heartbreaking moments along with the humorous situations. I was fighting back tears at one moment, then laughing the next. Life is funny in that you can be going through a tragedy, and yet it somehow continues; even while going through something hard, you are still able to tell jokes to friends and appreciate lighter moments, which is what Thomas depicts. It’s that level of nuance that helps make this book so special and feel so real. Thomas held nothing back and put in WORK to bring Starr’s story to life. You can tell, because the read itself is so effortless for the reader. The hype is worth it; there is a reason this has been so popular. If you haven’t picked it up, you won’t regret it. I fully expect this to be adopted into many curricula in the future, it’s just that relevant and well written.
This book has really good content. It may be a little inappropriate to some, but sends off a good message. The book came in good condition. 10/10 would recommend.