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 1,033 Ratings


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!

"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.


  • A must read!

    By Chonda84
  • A Must Read for Anyone!

    By princesst30
    I didn’t even realize that this was a young adult novel initially. Angie Thomas gives Starr so much voice and captures exactly what a young black teen deals with in this current time of Black Lives Matter. This novel gets to the heart of how hard it is every day for Black people, by allowing the reader to experience racial profiling, police killings, economics, and justice for the voiceless, all through Starr’s eyes.
  • Amazing Read!!!!

    By bearair802
    This was an amazing book, it was really powerful, and it felt like you were inside the mind of Starr. Totally recommend!
  • In ahh

    By Brindle73
    This book was amazing! Couldn’t stop reading once I started!
  • Loved this book. Important read.

    By Jlustar
    Loved this book. Important read.
  • The most amazing, beautiful, and astonishing book

    By .Gsimon.
    I specifically think this would really benefit for white people! As a white person myself it really helped me have a look what it’s like for black people. I am now strongly interested in this subject and use my privilege to stick up for POC.
  • Great Story

    By Yaks13
    Great book! The author knew how to deliver a message in times when we needed a story like this!
  • Loved it😍😍

    By Isabella Assignon
    I read it during the summer and I absolutely loved it. I couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait to see if the movie is as good as the book.
  • The Hate U Give MUST READ

    By Daystroyer
    (Spoilers) *deep inhale* * THE EXHALE INTESIFIES* I...I CANT EVEN EXPRESS HOW CONFLICTED I AM ABOUT THIS BOOOOK! It’s’s just true. This is what the present day “hoods” & “bad police” looks like. As a child with a mom who is a cop, it’s offensive a bit how they treat cops, but at the same time I respec starr. The way that 1 15’s dad depicts 1 15 as the victim, it disgusts me, and the fact that 1 15’s dad straight up LIED TO THE NEWS. BLALALGDJEHDHDBDBDNJDNFJFU. EMOTION INTENSIFIES!!!! All in all, this is a great book, & the message in it is amazing.
  • 12+

    By smartestinclass
    Best book ever. I’d rate it 100 stars if I could. The only thing is you your child should be at least 12 to read this.