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 921 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.


  • 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.
  • The Hate U Give

    By ashcurtis2
    This book was amazing!!
  • Required

    By FUBAR1367
    This book needs to on very teens summer reading or required reading lists. It's a fast read but full of so much emotion and hope.
  • Amazing

    By AddictedMommyOf3
    Yes. This book is simply amazing
  • The Hate U Givr

    By MGP5
    This book was eye opening. It was very good. It was great to see a tough decision making through a young person outlook.
  • Amazing

    By Christalbella
    Amazing and very touching book!