The Hate U Give

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

byAngie Thomas

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Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.

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.

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Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves bet...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.41 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062498533

ISBN - 13:9780062498533

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is where intersectional feminism and activism meets YA This is where intersectional feminism and activism meets YA (which makes my heart glow). The Hate U Give, the debuted novel of the powerful Angie Thomas, is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. It follows the life of Starr Carter, who lives two lives. One at home, in a poor neighbourhood called Garden Heights, and one at school in a privileged suburban neighbourhood. Those two lives tragically collide when her childhood friend is shot and killed by a police officer. He was unarmed. The injustice soon erupts into full-blown protests on the streets of her community. While some of the protests mean well, a few of them seem to be missing the point. Starr was the only one there the night Kahlil was killed, will she be able to speak out for justice?
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from Giselle at Book Nerd Canada An Electronic Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Starr Carter is caught between two worlds. When she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, those two worlds collide. Soon protests erupt because her friend was unarmed. The shooting is being brought to attention by the media, and they want to know what really happened with Starr being the only witness. Will she stay silent or will she gather her courage? THE HATE U GIVE was brought to my attention because it is a book that's inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. And from the very first page I was riveted. This was exactly the kind of book I needed to read right now. The writing is just superb. I loved every single bit. It was everything I knew it would be and more. Having cried twice throughout the book, I was moved to tears. Honest and real, this was a page turner and I finished it one day! What can I say about our heroine? She doesn't know she's one first of all. She thinks she's ordinary but we all know she's not. I liked that she grows and matures. Seeing how she kept her two sides to her personality because she's torn between Williamson Posh Starr and the real Starr who swears a little. It tore me up that she had to pretend so she could fit in. The rest of the characters are just spot on and I LOVE how loving, supportive and caring her family is. Every single character is vibrant and just so lovely. Her talks with both her parents were just perfect. Her older brother Seven is over protective while her younger brother Sev is just as annoying as any little brother can be. Unforgettable, powerful and thought provoking, THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas will inspire and move readers until the last page!
Date published: 2016-12-05

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“Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ALL AMERICAN BOYS to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.”