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The Hate U Give

byAngie Thomas

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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"This should be the one book everyone reads this year." The Globe and Mail

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.

"Plenty for readers of all ages to enjoy." - The New York Times
Title:The Hate U GiveFormat: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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by Angie Thomas

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Reviews

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 Great book for conversations I picked up this book without really thinking about it. I read it then my son read it and we had some great conversations about what people who do in her situation.
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 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Highly recommend even if you don't normally read fantasy
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mandatory Reading for Anti-oppressive High School Education As a teacher, I have been looking for a novel to use that represents realities of my students' world. I have been looking for a novel that a) is written by someone other than an old, dead white man, b) a reflection of modern social injustice c) an opportunity for rich discussion that includes current events. I read a previous review that suggest this book is too "left" leaning. That is exactly why this book matters.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Very well written. Would read again!
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REPRESENTATION MATTERS!!! This book is chock full of realistic and relatable characters and conflicts, and it's being made into a movie that I hope will be half as good. Honestly one of the best YA books I've read in a while, and I'm looking forward to telling everyone to read about Starr and her strong approach to everything. Here is a role model that EVERYONE can look up to.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i love this book and would 10/10 recommend to anyone interested.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will give you chills You know all those amazing things people are saying about this book? They're all true. This will punch you in the gut. If you are hesitant because it's so hyped up, don't be. It will meet and probably break all your expectations. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Read this, then gave it to my picky 13 year old and she read it cover to cover in a week. Totally relevant, appeals to young adult and adult readers. It was very thought provoking and given the current climate in the US, was extremely topical but written in a way that incorporated the trends and slang that kept my 13 year old invested.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important message and realistic A good read about Black Lives Matter. I found it very authentic, and heart touching..
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from black lives matter i'm so happy there is a novel about this..... FINALLY
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing So many people recommended this book to me so I finally picked it up, it is an excellent read. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I think it's a book everyone should read, especially with everything going on in society these days. Such a real story that really opens your eyes. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Realistic I found this book so real to today's world, it really truly related to the Black Lives Matter movement, and gave a truthful and honest perspective. I cried a couple times honestly, I found this book so real, and its a wonderful novel.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from amazing book so glad this book caught my eye
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an Important Read I don't know if I'm really the best person to judge this story, as it isn't really my story to tell. But this book will make you, laugh, cry, and open your eyes to the racism that still goes on in America. Telling the story from a perspective of a teenage girl was a great choice because it showcased a familiar news story in a new light. I wish this book was read in schools. Its just so important in today's society. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book The author doesn't give everything away right away. Keeps you intrigued until the end.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD This book was such an easy read and such an eye opener. As a person of colour, I appreciated the story and the characters involved. A book for both adults and young adults/teenagers to enjoy.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Hate U Give Incredibly well-written with a ton of heart and a ton of thought poured into it, I loved this family. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, moving and necessary This book delivers in a way that will absolutely move you. I can't say enough about it to all of my peers! I don't want to give away too much, but read it and you will not regret it!! P.S. can you believe this is Angie Thomas' first book?!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important. Great message. Great representation.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read. Overall I liked the message that was being sent through the novel however I do realize that there were some problems that arise from the way the message was portrayed. I liked the character of Starr however there were points where her opinions and views on the world were problematic and having her as the reliable narrator can skew how the reader perceives the book possibly in a negative light. The characters were well-developed and the plot was well thought out there were just a few kinks here and there.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be on a school reading list! Such a well written and eye opening book! I believe this book should be read by all high schoolers at one point, it really shows you a different side to the story.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST WOW Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important Powerful book about a very important story that needs to be told
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from refreshing really enjoyed reading this
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow i'll probably re-review this after i find the right way to formulate a proper sentence, but this book is so powerful. This book is so needed and important-especially as a YA novel
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read For Every Single YA Reader The Hate U Give has to be the BEST 2017 novel in YA community...It is spectacular. It is a must-read! Just utterly real, raw, wonderful...And, an Indigo Staff Pick of the month.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I borrowed this book from a friend and absolutely loved it! I felt the language was easy to read and follow, and I would recommend this book to all my friends.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Diverse Read I went in thinking that this book was going to be very preachy and focus heavily on the court case that would take place after Khalid's murder but it was actually quite the opposite. I read this as part of my diversity reading bingo and currently, I think it's still in my favourite three reads of the year. African American girls are so very rarely the main character in books much less them being involved in the middle of a black/police relationship case and I was completely blown out of the water by how great this book executed it. The romance in this relationship is also super refreshing since I haven't read anything like it really at all. It also wasn't a huge part of the novel as the book really focused around familial relationships more thnan anything. did think that while the writing style sometimes seems childish it's very indicative of Starr's own thinking because 16-year-old girls from the hood don't think like professional authors. Overall I don't think that Angie Thomas could have written a better debut novel and I would highly recommend this book to any young reader looking to enjoy something raw and honestly beautiful.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unfortunately found it boring I can see how this is a groundbreaking book because of how topical the story is, but I found the main character annoying throughout the entire book. Very realistic, but ultimately unsatisfying and uninteresting. Maybe they'll make it a movie and I'll like that more.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Writen I was never bored reading Angie Thomas' novel. Her first novel is superb! I definitely rate it as one of my most loved books of the year. To get into the mind of a girl half and half on both 'sides' is a unique set up and one that was unforgetable.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Important Read! This book is so important. It's inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and it's a perfect depiction of what's going on in America today. When I read the scene of Khalil being shot by the police officer, I had chills! This is a powerful book and I recommend everyone to read it.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye Opening Gives us a great perspective on what's going on in the world and shines a light where needed.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes me angry... great read!! gets you fired up
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful I feel like I don’t need to say much to convince you to read one of the biggest YA books of 2017. It may look big, but you’ll speed through it. You may cry when Starr’s friend Kamil is shot. You will feel Starr’s anger as she is left to cope with the uprising, riots, and ignorance that follows. You will feel her confusion as she is fast-forwarded into the real world. You will feel protective over her and her family, just as they do. And still, you’ll be able to laugh, because Starr has her way of making things brighter.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good Read Very well written. Would recommend this to people who like serious books with a bit of comedy. Also very relatable. Loved how the story was inspired by Tupac's Thug Life - I think it has a really strong message.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Classic? I finished this book in one sitting! I feel as if I've read a book that will be studied down the road. It tackles important issues and educates the audience through ordinary teenagers. My only gripe is that the references in this book may become dated (e.g. Tumblr). #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite This is definitely one of my new favourite books of all time. The story is so relevant to events happening today and heavy topics are dealt with so well and realistically. Could not recommend more!
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heard great things Haven't had a chance to read yet but multiple friends have recommended this book so it must be a good read! Can't wait to start it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IMPORTANT BOOK This book tackles important topics so masterfully but still has elements that will make you laugh, smile, cry. One of the best books I've read this AND I gifted it to my best friend.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good a very interesting read. all the elements are spot on
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely loved this book Got me over my reading slump... I adored the characters & the eyeopening plot
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy...wow This book hurts my heart and I'm definitely not comfortable with it being classified as a fiction. This shit happening is perpetually on the news, my newsfeed and everyone is angry but nothing seems to change. Sadly, I don't see it changing under the current POTUS either. It's also startlingly relevant to the indigenous communities in Canada who are daily stereotyped and abused by institutional racism...HULK MAD! This book did a great job of showing the good and bad and the real. I am honestly amazed that this is a debut novel and I'm really looking forward to her releasing more work. I particularly loved how Starr's Uncle was a cop, her boyfriend was white and her father had a criminal record but is a good father while her mother is successful despite an early pregnancy in life. Reading the interrogation reminded me a lot of how we treat sexual assault victims...it's sadly a real book talking about problems we're having today and not six generations ago
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! one of the best books of the year
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite book. Definitely on my list of favorite books. Broke my heart by the second chapter. I can't wait to see what this author puts out in the future. Police brutality is an issue often ignored and I think this shed a lot of light on just how much it affects not only the African-American community but the rest of the world too.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't stop reading! One of my favorite books of all time. Educational and sheds light on important issues. It's so sad that these kinds of things happen in real life and are often ignored. I love the references to hip hop and media today. I love the character progression, especially with the main character. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVED I related to this book so much! An amazing read that I definitely recommend
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modern Day To Kill a Mockingbird The Hate you Give is a modern day To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel brings up important themes or racism, equity, and survival. The events within the novel are very relatable to events occurring in the United States today.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good i love it so much and i love all the characters and it's such an important book and it had me crying withing the first 25 pages so i guess that's a good sign?
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important I don't think there are words to describe just how important this book is. It had me reading until 2am, and had me thinking until long after I flipped the last page. The Hate U Give is about the BLM movement, but it's about so much more than that. It's about standing up for what's right, no matter the cost. It's about compassion for your fellow human. It's about facing head-on the issues our society tries to pretend don't exist. With this novel, Angie Thomas encourages us to use our voices and fight tooth and nail. Even if that means fighting friends, family, or those sworn to protect us. It is heart wrenching and it is hopeful and it belongs in every classroom and every household.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most important book in a while This book is so far my favorite of 2017. It is so poignant and important, I wish it was an obligatory read in every high school. It touch the subject or race profiling and police brutality with an amazing touch and you'll feel for everyone evolved in this story.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good good read, very interesting read.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! This book is very touching
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very important work This book is so amazing. I don't think I have words to express my appreciation for all the layers woven in so silkily here.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW Went in expecting to like it but ended up loving this! I don't usually read contemporary but this was pretty amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING !! This book has been by far one of the best I have read!! It grabbed my attention from the first paragraph! The Hate U Give was a rollercoaster with emotions for me, it literally made me feel everything, anger, happiness, sad, joy, and so many more, it was very suspenseful. I could not put this book down.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-Read I would 100% recommend this book. Angie Thomas masterfully educates her audience on a topic that is hard to understand. After reading this book, Thomas has made me more aware of the deeply rooted injustices in our society and as pushed me towards seeking activism.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow. It's been a while since I've read a book that packs so many different feelings in one. I was sad, I was happy, I was shocked, I was uncomfortable, I was so. damn. angry. But I learned and took away so many different things. Starr's story is so important and so eye-opening, and I fully understand why people think this should be mandatory reading. What I really loved was how it challenged my way of reading. I am by no way a racist. Absolutely not. However, I noticed that sometimes I had to catch my thoughts on certain things. Mainly, the lens in which I was reading the book. For example, there may have been a decision that Starr had to make and I would think "Oh, why is she struggling so hard to make a decision about this? Just say or do this." But that thought process is through someone who has gone through a completely different life experience than Starr. She was constantly living in a much tougher, harsher experience than I could ever go through. I liked that my lens was challenged and I was able to appreciate this book on a next level. Starr is an amazing character, so tough and fierce and smart. Her family and friends were remarkable as well, and I would love to read about all them for several more books. I'm sad that my time with them is done. If you haven't read this book yet, please do. It's incredible and makes you think about the world around you more than a lot of other books do. It's not sugarcoated or water downed to give you a happy ending. You're going to feel uncomfortable but for very important reasons.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I loved, fun, and easy to read.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this I can't recommend this book enough! Great read about an important and relevant subject. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing This book was very touching. Throughout the book you can almost feel like you're Starr. The author did an outstanding job writing this! I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great POV I fell in love with this book immediately! The Point of View was refreshing and i enjoyed the way they turned a popular media subject on its head. You really got into the head of how teenagers who live in dual "worlds" feel about police brutality. I recommended this book to a few of my coworkers and they loved it as well!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! If this book makes you uncomfortable, good because it's suppose too
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I was watching a morning news show one day and this book was the book they read for their monthly book club. I looked it up - as I am intrigued by covers - and I was then invested in knowing the story of Starr and Khalil. With events happening in the media I was intrigued to see how a side COULD POSSIBLY play out as a fiction story. I truly had to stop myself from reading it in one sitting as I wanted to take time and absorb the words and truly understand how the characters were feeling. I did. Angie Thomas did an amazing job portraying the story of all the characters and truly gave an insight into how society and media are formed and dictate lives and opinions; and how people can make an impact on the world, regardless of how negative it may seem. I would hands down recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great This book makes you laugh, cry, feel angry, feel warm inside. It was so easy to love all of the characters in this book, who all felt unique and important in there own ways. The message is very important, and for people less informed on the issues that the BLM movement is trying to fight against, this would be an extremely eye-opening read (one would hope).
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Relatable The author's voice is relatable and sentimental. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-07-26

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.”