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 1,420 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.


  • This book has a strong voice...however...

    By paperback7
    This may be an incredible view through a young black girls eyes and yes well written. This has been addressed before. We are focusing STILL after all these years on Black Lives Matter and the struggles of one race. My point is All Lives Matter! Everyone in the USA has equality in hatred now. I find if talking about racism is only about focus on one ethnicities experience with it then it becomes dismissive to the struggle of all other ethnicities. Most people will hate this review but there is truth in it.
  • The hate you give

    By hsndbend
  • A Reflection of Our Times(sadly)

    By Peaches407
    This book is excellent and a must read For everyone who wants change and the hope it brings to achieve it!
  • Amazing

    By Taylor2510
    I immediately couldn't stop reading this book when I read the first page! Love this book. One of my favs.
  • Emotional

    By Janai💫
    Read the Physical book and it was extremely emotional

    By redpandaboy7442
    This book is the best book I’ve read in a while. It’s so true and doesn’t care. It’s like there’s no rules. I love it. I totally recommend it to any who can read. 😂
  • The Hate U Give

    By smat gal
    Heart renching and heart warming at the same time. It’s an emotional roller coaster you don’t want to end. You will cheer for the characters and cry for them too. You will never want to put the book down
  • Simply Amazing

    By AG.Jones06
    I loved this book. It had such a good message and will change the way you view everything. A must read.
  • Pure Fiction

    By domviolvicX20
    Like those reality games on phones that come before ones family this is another example of what glows in autumn.
  • One of the Best Books I’ve Ever Read

    By God'sgirl12
    I recently finished the last chapter of this inspiring, incredible and heartfelt book. It is very difficult for me to find a book that I actually like and can get into; this book, however, I absolutely adored. Not only was it very well-written, but it also displayed a deep and ever so powerful message. I cried on almost every single chapter. Some of the words that Maverick, Starr’s dad, said were so deep and really touched my heart. This may sound slightly off-topic, but for many, Katniss Everdeen (from The Hunger Games) is considered an inspirational hero. In my opinion, I see Starr as a much more inspirational and moving character (a.k.a hero, if you will). She motivates people to stand up and speak out for what they believe is right, which is something everyone should learn to do. If I were a high school teacher, this would no-doubt be on the list of required reading. It honestly deserves and should’ve won a gold medal. Lastly, I want to thank Angie Thomas for writing one of the best books I’ve ever been blessed with reading. It has truly displayed inspiration to the depths of my heart. So thank you.