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The Hate U Give

byAngie Thomas

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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A National Book Award Longlist title with eight starred reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." —John Green

"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —The 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.

Title:The Hate U GiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.41 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from It will make you laugh, and cry. This book is powerfully written, an excellent read and insight on racial problems in society.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST TO READ! As soon as I read the synopsis, I was curious. The main subject of the book it complicated, controversial and delicate... Well, Angie Thomas did a beautiful job! ''Best book of the year'' is well deserved! Her writting made me feel very close and intimate with the characters. Reading this book, I've been trough so many different emotions. From joy, to sadness. From anger to pride. I'm serious, you must read this one! I really hope to read more from this author soon.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing! I've been preaching about this book. Everyone should read it.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book An important book with an important theme
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It was a good book, I did enjoy it
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Loved this book so much, great characters!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing not a dramatic ending but a great story all in all... leaves you wanting more
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This book Ismail beautifully written, a work of art.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful Powerful. Worth the read for the message.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an importamt book This book shows that racism is still real and how people suffer because of it. It's a must read for everyone of every race.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read with an important message I really enjoyed reading this book, and the message in it is one everyone should learn.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas' searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. I absolutely loved this story. It was told in a precise and authentic voice; I related to it in many ways. I found Star's hardships and relationships very relatable and touching.The Hate U Give has many of the markers of a typical young-adult novel, too: At times, Starr feels judged and out of place in school, she’s navigating a friendship with a “mean girl,” and is a year into her first real romantic relationship. Thomas’s intimate writing style and the novel’s first-person perspective taps fully into Starr’s shock, pain, and outrage during the shooting and its aftermath. As a result, The Hate U Give allows some readers to see the complexity of their lives mirrored in literature; for others who may be removed from Starr’s experience or haven’t lived through similar tragedies, it can help generate deeper understanding. In addition to being an engagingly written story, Thomas’s novel is a vital new contribution to the white-dominated publishing industry.I heard a lot of buzz about this book and I couldn't wait to read it! This book gave me so much more insight.I could not recommend it enough!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas' searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. I absolutely loved this story. It was told in a precise and authentic voice; I related to it in many ways. I found Star's hardships and relationships very relatable and touching.The Hate U Give has many of the markers of a typical young-adult novel, too: At times, Starr feels judged and out of place in school, she’s navigating a friendship with a “mean girl,” and is a year into her first real romantic relationship. Thomas’s intimate writing style and the novel’s first-person perspective taps fully into Starr’s shock, pain, and outrage during the shooting and its aftermath. As a result, The Hate U Give allows some readers to see the complexity of their lives mirrored in literature; for others who may be removed from Starr’s experience or haven’t lived through similar tragedies, it can help generate deeper understanding. In addition to being an engagingly written story, Thomas’s novel is a vital new contribution to the white-dominated publishing industry.I heard a lot of buzz about this book and I couldn't wait to read it! This book gave me so much more insight.I could not recommend it enough!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ! I cried, I screamed and I laughed! This book is a really important book that everyone should read, it has a powerful message and I loved reading this book so much. I really enjoyed the character development. A definite must read!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Great read, worth the though provoking story
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This book was okay. I bought this a while ago, overall it had a good message but was mediocre,
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painful, Raw, Important. I'm not really sure where to begin on reviewing The Hate U Give. I have a lot of feelings still, days after I finished it. It is raw and painful, thought provoking and important. It shines a light on so many important aspects of a problem that so many Americans don't want to acknowledge. It forces introspectiveness and beautifully delivers a fictional story that pulls you in and makes you recognize all the non fiction events, day to day struggles, and worries that lay behind it all. I'm not sure this short review does justice for what I felt when I finished this book, but the long and short is... everyone should read this. Everyone.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Important Book for This Decade This book has been has been getting so much hype since its release, and anytime a book gets that much attention, you have to wonder how much of it is purely hype and how much of it is the book actually being amazing. Especially since I tend to go against a lot of opinions that the masses have.  But this book completely deserves any and all praises it gets. Not only is it a great story that deals with a topic that is very relevant to America at this point in time, but it's so well written and has amazing characters and is just generally so well done. I will admit that I was mildly horrified at the things that happen and how people are treated in this story. I know we have problems in Canada too, but holy macaroni America, what are you doing to your people? How do people even treat each other in this way? It gives a whole different perspective on what's going on with our neighbours, and just how bad things are. The Good Points of The Hate U Give: The characters are what really makes this book as amazing as it is. They are so well developed and realistic and their interactions with each other are so genuine that it really drives this story over the top. I adored Starr's family throughout this story. There are so few books in the YA range that have good family dynamics and presence, and it adds so much to this book. I especially loved how they aren't perfect, and they've all made mistakes and had their problems, but still come together as a group when it really matters. We need more families like this in YA. Thomas packed so much into this book, in terms of Kahlil's death, the racial issues, the family and community dynamics, and all the little details that make up this story, but it never feels too heavy or complicated or over-told. Somehow Thomas puts all this stuff into this book, but leaves it easy to read and easy to get into. This book is so well written. It's so easy to picture the settings and the people, but these descriptions never get in the way of telling the story. Thomas is a fantastic storyteller. The Downsides of The Hate U Give: This is me being a bit nitpick-y perhaps, but I wanted the author to give some ideas for what the characters in this book could do to change things. The story is about the issue, and that's more than enough, but I would have loved to see what the author would suggest to improve these things. Awareness and talking about it is great, but what else could the characters have done to change their world? This is perhaps just me being action oriented though. I did find that this was a fairly narrow-sighted view of the whole thing. And I'm not saying this to be argumentative or start things, because I totally understand that there is only so much you can do in a single book. Due to this, there's only so much that Thomas could reasonably accomplish in this book, and some issues and aspects just simply couldn't be included. Again, this is being nitpick-y.  All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I had read it on e-book and ended up picking up a hardcover the next time I passed by the bookstore, because it honestly deserves a space on my shelf. It's one of those books that I wouldn't be surprised to see studied in schools over the next couple of years and well into the future. I am so excited to see what comes out of this movie.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful! I'm so happy I picked this up! It was such and incredible read, with a powerful meaning. I loved it so much and 100% recommend! Cant wait for the movie :)
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolutely riveting, heartbreakingly honest story that will rip your soul a bit The Hate U Give was by far the best book I read in 2017. If you haven't heard of this book yet, where have you been hiding? This is an absolutely riveting, heartbreakingly honest story that will rip your soul a bit as you read it. As is my practice with books like this, I probably broke all records for finishing The Hate U Give. Then I immediately ordered a copy to be delivered to my daughter at university. I could not wait for her to read it. In today's world we need more stories like this one. Starr will redefine what a hero is for you. She is real and imperfect and her world is complicated, tragic, and flawed and yet rings with Truth. This is a book I would have all my students read if I was still teaching my 4th year Children's Literature course. Dealing with issues of race, poverty, drugs, and media bias, it is a book that everyone should read. I could say more but I don't really have to - read the book and you'll understand.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a book!!! Finished this book in a day. Could really feel the emotions of the characters.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite Passable This book had an extremely big hype over it and I can understand where this hype originates from but in my opinion, the writing fell a bit flat. The major event in the book, Khalil's murder, was not dwelled upon intricately enough and it was as if the problem didn't even occur at some points in the book where Starr just went on with her normal life. The parts where Starr did express her grief over the murder seemed only to inspire reader sympathy and not to see her inner conflict over the event. Overall, I do think it is a decent read, though a bit adequate in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book The message of this book is so important, especially in the world we live in now. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important message I recommend this to everyone. Important message and amazing story. #plumreviews
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honestly Amazing I bought this a while back on whim and had just recently finished reading it. This is one of the most heavy-set, slap to the face, yet interesting and enlightening books that I have read. It speaks about what most fear to voice out and this is possibly one of the best gifts you could give to anyone who has the heart to read,cry, laugh, empathize, and/or sympathize to. It's written in a way that anyone from anywhere can understand whats happening and see the truth thats in this book. Highly recommened!!!!!!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read at such a relevant time Although this book may be deemed teen fiction, I think it should be read by all. It conveys very important messages that are so relevant at this time. It is in written in such a way that you cannot put it down and keeps you "sucked in" throughout the whole book.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best of 2017 This isn't just for young adults. Everyone should be reading it!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from so amazing this book gets into the real truths that are not always displayed
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it When I first picked this up I did not know what to expect, however when I was done I couldn't believe I hadn't picked it up faster. I found the plot to be very interesting and the characters were easy to love. Overall a great read and a book everyone needs in their personal library!
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Wow, I love how beautifully written this book is.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I really enjoyed this book and feel like it is so timely.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay I had really high expectations because of the great reviews but it was a bit of a let down, story was sort of engaging but I wasn't super excited to read it. I just read it to finish the book and would not recommend the book to anyone
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotional I really enjoyed reading this book. I got emotional along the way. It's a must read.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable My friend recommended me this book and I got it during a sale for $15 which was a bonus. I glad I picked it up. it demonstrated well written emotion a someone that has dealt with a traumatic event and how they handle it day by day . Also facing stereotypes that occur in todays society thats based on the colour of their skin. Also enjoyed the romantic parts. great read totally recommend
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful book for everyone! This is an important story told in an accessible, authentic way - evocative and thought provoking, a must read for everyone!
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever Great read and a must for anyone!
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I could have done without the "romantic" subplot
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I could have done without the "romantic" subplot
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone Should Read This. Everyone. It's a valuable and heartwarming story to hear.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important book I read this book in one sitting. While I'm used to suspenseful novels, this one still kept me intrigued the whole way through. The novel is fiction, but Thomas wrote it in a way that makes it feel like it's a first-hand account of the black lives matter movement. The characters are relatable and by the end of the book I feel like they were my friends too. 10/10.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Was in denial throughout the book
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!!! I couldn't stop reading this book.It talks about a lot of different issues that are still present in this world .I really got emotional when I read this book by Angie Thomas.To conclude,I just really enjoyed reading that book and also you should get it,because there isn't a lot of books like this one .
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite Absolutely in love with this book. It had been years since I've found a book that I couldn't put down and this one was it. I haven't stopped talking about this book since I finished it. Honestly a must read for everybody!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down! I had bought this book a week ago and I could not put it down! I just wanted to keep reading it! Angie Thomas' debut novel is simply amazing. I just fell in love with each of the characters! TOTALLY RECOMMEND! #plumrewards
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Great story with good execution. Tackles a heavy topic in a very authentic, engaging way
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from CUTE Sweet book. In love with it.
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This story is so important and I would love to see more like it involving this content!!!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books! I heard a lot of buzz about this book and I couldn't wait to read it! This book gave me so much more insight and I could not recommend it enough!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful read! I had watched reviews of this book on talk shows and decided to buy it about a week ago and so glad I did. I'm not an avid reader but I could not put this book down. The story informed, educated and kept me in suspense throughout the entire read. Definitely recommending this book to everyone.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Truly a once-per-generation book that will leave you wanting more when you're done
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK Relevant topic and everything but unfortunately the plot itself fell flat. The entire book was very surface-level and it was hard to truly connect with the characters.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read A powerful book that everyone should take the time to read.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Book!! After reading the description of this book I knew I had to read it, and it was the best decision I made. It is a very powerful and well written book.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grrrrrrrreat read Unsettling good! A refreshing voice for her generation. Can't wait to read her next novel/
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i got bored halfway through
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing book Once I picked this book up, I couldn't put it down. There were parts that enraged me, parts that deeply saddened me, and parts where I actually cackled out loud. This book isn't sad and serious through and through, there are many funny moments. However, I love the bigger message and I loved everyones character developments. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh this was decent overall, however it could have been much better.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't put it down! Wow!!! I heard great things about this book so I really wanted to read it and i'm SO glad I did. This book is raw, real, captivating and touches on real topics that exist in the world today. It was very interesting to see Starrs point of view. I find it really sad that some people do grow up like this and the book itself was probably just a glimpse of what happens in real life. I won't spoil it for anyone but I am adding this one to my favorites!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly amazing I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my daughter, but broke down and read it myself before gift wrapping. I had heard so much about it and just couldn't wait. The story line is absolutely heart-breaking and enthralling. YOU NEED TO READ THIS!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SO GOOD Really enjoyed reading this. Wish it was a bit more descriptive to really make the characters come alive.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was incredible. Though more of a young adult reading level, this book was still excellent for myself as an adult. I read it so quickly - it was difficult to put down. This book ignites passion and a roller coaster of emotions. I would recommend it to anyone and it should be a novel read in schools. Its a huge eye opener and an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving Story Everyone should read this!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An important read This book was incredible in the way it tackled issues of not only societal systematic racism but also grief and loss. Angie Thomas covered the BLM movement in a very realistic way, allowing people to witness the injustice and feel the range of emotions Starr does as well as promoting a message of needing change. "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right." - Angie Thomas
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok good book- takes a while to get into but left me wanting to read the sequel!!!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I haven't read this but I know I will love it Been hearing all the rave. Waiting to borrow my co worker's copy and delve into this story. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! I simply loved this book! Everything felt like I was right there in the moment! It was heart-breaking at sometimes, and sometimes made me want to throw the book across the room! It was just amazing... Other reviewers can explain their love for the book, but I am just speechless!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book consumed me. I lived in every word, and felt every feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book consumed me. I lived in every word, and felt every feeling.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this, read this, give it to your friends Engaging book about a serious issue that I Highly recommend. I loved the characters, the conflict and all the FEELS. Starr, or main character, reads as authentic and easily connects to the reader. I bought for my high school students but have been recommending it to adult friends. Dear Martin tackles similar issues in a shorter length, but this one is worth the size.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I keep seeing this book everywhere. I cannot wait to start reading this. This will be the first book I read for the near year coming up. So excited. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Important and Timely A thoughtful, honest, interesting read. Wonderful lead character, real and relatable. #plumreviews.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favourite Such amazing plot line and writing! You could definitely see the character and voice in the writing style.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Timely This is a great book, especially given the current political climate. The writing leaves a little to be desired in some places, but the plot and characters make up for it!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book I just finished reading this book and it was great. It tackled a very important issue and gave it a personalized feeling. It was a bit slow at times but overall a great read and I highly recommend it
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is a phenomenal book. It is such an important story; and extremely well written.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bookclub book Read for a bookclub and I'm so glad I did. Humanized current events in a real way. The bookclub discussion was great, so recommend if you're looking for something like that.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! The book is very realistic, it portrays issues that are occurring in our society.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I wish I could see, smell, taste ,hear, and touch this story!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best books of the year Talks about issues present in our society.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I absolutely loved this story.
Date published: 2017-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outstanding Amazing and very happy/sad book
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book This book was a great read.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall, wonderful! I was fully engrossed in the storyline and appreciated the theme of the novel. The characters are just wonderful and I couldn't put the book down! I agree though, I think the ending could have been a bit better, but overall it was a relevant and important read.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read I don't usually read YA. This was a great read in an authentic voice. I would recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book This book is really good, and it talks about real problems in our society. I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Book The story line and perspective were authentic, interesting, and relate-able. The only bad thing was the ending. It was really crappy and unrealistic.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE Amazing book. Told from a teen's perspective and how to be find a voice in the darkness moment. Definitely good choice for a younger audience
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read this was a very truthful book that needs to be read by everyone, it explores amazing topics with beautiful writing
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful I thought this book dealt with important topics in a great way. This book is a necessary read. I'm getting my friend a copy of this for Christmas.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important Read This book explored an important topic that resonates with our society (sadly). It was an enjoyable book and could create opportunities to talk about systemic racism.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This was a very good book. It was very open and very raw and addressed several issues we have in this world in a heart felt story.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adults will like this book! I know this book is targeted at young adults but grown ups will love this book too! I really liked all of the current pop-culture references (Harry Potter, Beyonce). The message of this book is still with me.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow wow, a powerful and necessary book. so well written and important.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! A very good story told in a beautiful way!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book One of the best books I read this year!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I bought this book in September, read it in two days. I could not put it down! Then I lent it to a friend, and read it again when she returned it to me. Honestly, this book was so amazing and emotional and true. Some feedback I got from friends was that they made Starr (the protagonist) too stereotypical but I think having the story take place in the ghetto really impacted the way people would understand it and get the message across. All in all it was one of the best books I've ever read and definitely a new favourite of mine. 10/10 would recommend. P.S. They're making movie too and it looks like it's gonna be awesome!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring. Really great book to read.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book This is such an important book for young women. Written beautifully, and a great story line to follow. You feel happy and sad, anger and frustration. I recommend this book
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It takes along time to finish
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! Best book ever! My friend told me that she read this book and get on talking about how good it is. So I gave it a try... Excellent book. So worth it
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting storyline I wasn't expecting this book to pull at my heart strings as much as it did.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! Everyone should read this book--EVERYONE! It has such an authentic voice and it addresses a huge issue without glamorizing it. The writing is beautiful. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I think every person should read this book. I don't know what else to say other than it was an amazing book, and the fact that this is based on so many true stories is sad. Well done on this book.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from everyone should read this This is an amazing and heart breaking but true book.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book The first half was a little slow moving, but the second half picked up and it ended up being an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gripping Gripping story. no always easy to read but well worth getting to the end. Very powerful clashes in all levels of sociaty.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Important This book is so good, and it deals with so many important topics in today's society.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An important book....to say the least. Very touching, heart-breaking, well-written, and thought provoking. Would recommend for everyone.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! This book was an amazing read, covering some very real and important topics and issues. I was captivated from start to finish. Definitely will read this one over and over again.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great An interesting novel. An interesting starting point for the topic.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Amazing But Extremely Good! I bought this book a few weeks after it came out and just got around to reading it. It was a really quick read, and I absolutely loved the family dynamic. I found myself missing the characters once I finished reading. I was skeptical to pick this up because of all the hype surrounding it when it came out but it really is worth the read! Glad I picked it up.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Skims an interesting issue I think, heading into this novel, I hoped I would find a plot that would deal with the core beliefs of Black Lives Matter in a real and authentic manner, showing how important it is to address issues of racism, but how the topic can be politically rife. It would be particularly useful to have a text to direct my students to where they can engage. However, I felt this novel skimmed the issue and sanitized it in a way that did not allow me to fully understand and empathize with the characters. I was disappointed with that. Although, I do understand that to fully address all the nuances in a Young Adult text is, indeed, difficult.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very easy five stars This has got to be one of the easiest five-star ratings I've ever given. Like, absolutely no need to debate it whatsoever. Let's get this out of the way: I am an upper middle-class 55-year-old white male. None of what is portrayed in this story technically has anything to do with me. And god knows, I cannot even begin to fathom what it must be like to be someone who is constantly looked at with fear and suspicion for no cause other than the colour of their skin. But if nothing brings home how unbalanced the scales are when it comes to some of a quote-unquote different race, or colour, or religion, or sexuality, or anything that strays from the White Heterosexual Christian Norm, this book does. Angie Thomas could flat out retire from writing now—I truly hope she doesn't, but she could—knowing she handed the world something exceedingly rare and exceedingly special: a story that is entertaining, but with a message handled so deftly that often you don't even know you were given an education until pages or chapters later. Honestly, I cannot count how many times this story made me tear up—and I'm dead serious here. While at work today, I had time at lunch to finish this book, but waited until later, because I was sure Thomas would get me again—but also how often she had me laughing out loud at one of Star's observations of the world and the people around her. Thomas' dialogue is a wonder to behold. And her weaving of the various worlds that Starr travels through is brilliant. This is not just a great book. This, right here, is something special, and you should pay attention, because books like this don't come along very often, so they should be treasured as the singular things they are when they do.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK - The topic deserved better A great topic that I was hoping would be approached in a more thoughtful way. As written I felt that the book fell into too many stereoptypes for me to take it seriously. The idea behind the book was wonderful but I found it lacking in execution.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important book I loved this book through the entire thing. This story is beautifully written and its a story that must be read.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great book an amazing read with very important topics
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really makes you think this read really makes you stop and think, which is a good thing!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL READ AND SUCH AN IMPORTANT ONE!!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important book! This is something everyone should be reading in 2017. So relevant, makes you empathize with characters that may live very different from you.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved IT!!!!!! I really enjoyed my time reading this book. I loved the characters and the story line because it's something I've never read about before.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful very well written. I appreciate that it wasn't over done. really resonated with me
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read. This is an amazing read. I would love this to become required reading for 7th and 8th graders. It covers so many issues with style and grace.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend Very relatable book but the writing style was a bit on the vague style. Overall great book and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this! You won't want to put this down!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book of the year I absolutely loved this story. It was told in a precise and authentic voice
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made My Favourites List! It's been a long time since I've truly fallen in love with a book. I very rarely add things to my favourites shelf, and this one definitely made it. It provides important social commentary on something many people are experiencing right now but makes it relatable to not only people of colour. It is beautifully written, and really resonated with me in a way few books do. I know for sure I'll be talking about this book for years to come. I definitely recommend giving it a shot with an open mind.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it was okay Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt. I give it a 3.5
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no It's not especially well-written and basically serves as millennial bait.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no It's not especially well-written and basically serves as millennial bait.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Powerful Read This book was fantastic. I'm so happy to say it lived up to the hype and made me reflect on lots of things - things I will never be able to convey coherently. I felt happiness, anger, satisfaction, empathy... just to name a few. It's not perfect, but it's powerful. This story is why books are so important.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok a very good read.interesting storyline
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review posted on Goodreads! Mini review: DNF This book has been captivating everyone in the book community. I finally decided to try it and see what I thought. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. My problem was with the book is the writing style. It really irked me while reading. It wasn’t the slang, it was something about the way it was written. Which then lead to me skimming and finding it to be boring. I do still recommend this book. It’s an important subject and needs to be read. And I will likely watch the movie.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This was an interesting read full of life lessons learned through experiencing a terrible loss. Reading this provides insight into the grieving mind along with strategies to support someone experiencing los
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Modern day classic. Interesting narrative. The character's hardships are very telling and relatable in some instances.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I really enjoyed this book!!! Outstanding. I cant wait for the movie
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful This was a really powerful and in-depth look at the BLM movement and how it affects black communities. It is so relevant and everyone should read it.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! I listened to the audiobook and this book is so important and so relevant today. Definitely add it to your list!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such a wonderful addition to any book collection. So beautifully written and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Outstanding Read I saw the author speak at our local Chapters store. I wish I had read the book prior to the event. Not only was the writing strong, but the story and message should be read by all. This is a book about identity, adolescence, family, standing up for what is right and fair, fear, loss, and opportunity. I think it should placed in every high school for group discussion. I am happy I read it and the story will stay with me.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Modern day classic a very interesting read. all the elements are spot on
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok was hyped for this book, and was somewhat pleased, but not entirely. Good for a quick read, but will not match your highest expectations.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern day classic This book is so relevant in todays society. I strongly encourage everyone to read it and take a look at life in someone else's shoes. It is a beautiful book and I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking This book is so real on so many levels. So much truth and sadness to it. Good read on a real issue.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great a nice book with good message
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so amazing!!! My friend got this book and I read a few pages off it and I my already in love with it.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read the partial arc for this and cant wait to get my hands on the rest soo excited its such an incredible thriller coming from a contemporary writer
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok read the partial arc for this and cant wait to get my hands on the rest soo excited its such an incredible thriller coming from a contemporary writer
Date published: 2017-10-16

Editorial Reviews

“The story of Starr Carter, a 16-year-old who sees her childhood best friend fatally shot by a police officer, is compelling, thought-provoking, and conversation-enabling. One readers are sure to be talking about for a long time.”