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The Hate U Give

byAngie Thomas

Hardcover | February 28, 2017

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8 starred reviews ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." —John Green

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

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

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

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

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 Riveting! The Hate You Give gave me goosebumps, it truly is a work of art. You get to see a whole new, personal side of Police Brutality and the ever present racism in our society today.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and thought-provoking I couldn't put this book down. The book absorbs you and makes you feel deeply for the struggles that the characters go through managing the many aspects of their young teenage lives while being subjected to the horrors of modern racism.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very riveting I found this book very interesting. I definitely think that everyone should give this book a read.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real Talk Such an important topic that is happening in real life. It was such an enjoyable read despite the sad subject,
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Powerful. This book perfectly touched upon the theme of discrimination and inequality. It was an eye-opener to the negativity and violence that unfortunately still exists in the world and did so in the perspective of a sixteen year old girl, which I feel makes it all the more powerful to young readers who can connect to the age and hobbies of the main character, Starr Carter.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO Good I loved this book. A real look at the racism and police brutality that exists. I really enjoyed the characters and family dynamic of the main characters. Beautiful! I would recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a roller coaster lets call this book a roller coster ride of emotions, i feel i connected with this book on a personal level and it explains many of the emotions experienced by the young girl in the novel, which are defiently relatable to alot of people . AMAZING MUST READ
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read After reading this book, it gave me insight to look at my life in a different way
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book a very enjoyable novel while still dealing with a very unpleasant topic.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST READ IT This book was simply amazing and so insightful as well as hugely important for current society. A must-read!
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite book so far I truly love this book. I have been reading this book over 2 times now. It really reminded me about racism and how to treat people equally and learn how to accept and love each people around you #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really opened my eye! I bought this book 2 months ago but I'm really glad I did. I am black but I've had it easy. This book helped me realize what people just like me are actually going through.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Social Justice Clear understanding and perspective, I felt what Star felt. It was a beautiful read that I keep going back to over and over in my mind.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I liked how the author displayed current Social-Justice Issues from young adult point of view. She kept the wording current and real.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #BLM Great Read I purchased this book in store 2 weeks ago , I could not help but read through it nonstop. I was at work reading, home reading, on the bus reading. I lovveeeeedd it . Just finished it this morning and boyyyy was this the best book I've read yet. Even though it is young adult fiction, it makes you feel so connected. Makes you really take a good look at life today. Can't wait till On The Come Up is officially in stores. Angie , Such greeeaaaat work please continue !!!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Easy to see why it has become so acclaimed so quickly. Great read.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Such an important and poignant topic to be explored through the eyes of a young woman. I was hooked on Star's story from beginning to end!
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant in every way Important message, important theme, well crafted story, lovable and developed characters. Oh and emotions, emotions, tons of emotions from laughing to crying. This book contains all of this. I couldn't ask for more.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this book is very well written and I didn't want to put it down!!!!
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relevant. Definitely more of a young adult read, but the book and the story are so important that I would highly recommend this to adults too. This book feels so appropriate and so necessary in addressing the harsh realities of police brutality and oppression while still remaining light-hearted and modern.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read, especially for young girls I read it with my daughter and we both got so much out of it
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! Just purchased this book recently, and I loved the story.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I really felt the emotions the main character felt, and couldn't put this book down!
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read In One Sitting Incredibly realistic and thought-provoking. I was glued to the book for 6 hours straight.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I bought this book because my daughter's teacher has it in her class library and she was interested in reading it. The writing makes the character of Starr feel so real that I feel like I could meet her one day. Great writing. I would read another book by this author.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have FINALLY read this book and wow! It was so amazing. I kept putting it off because it’s fairly long, but I flew through it. I loved Starr’s voice in the narrative. She was so real! Each of the characters had depth so they seemed very realistic too. Especially Mav. He was one of my favourites, because he worked hard for what he had. He started out in a gang and went to prison, but he worked hard to turn is life around so his kids would have a better lifestyle. He was very inspirational. I have seen many riots on TV, like the ones described in this book. I could never imagine being close to something like that. What was amazing about this book is that puts you right in the middle of the action. You get to see exactly what Starr and her family and friends are going through. That’s the side of the story that they don’t show on the news. On a happier note, I loved the Harry Potter references in the story. It gave me such a warm feeling to see her relating to Harry, because those books are an important part of my life. My favourite part was when Mav compares the Hogwarts houses to gangs. It was hilarious because it actually makes sense! Though I don’t have much in common with Starr personally, I could relate to her love of Harry Potter and pop culture. This brought me right into the book and made me love it even more!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I can't remember the last time I closed myself in my room and just read. I did not want to put it down. Heartbreaking at some points, inspiring everywhere else!
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this in 3 sittings! I read this book last year and as soon as I started reading it, I was mesmerized. The story was so powerful and thaught me lots of things. I recommend it 100%.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Readable I found this story to be a little predictable at times. Definitely good for teens to read but for someone who considers themself an avid reader I felt something was missing. Having said this, it was an enjoyable, easy read
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poignant I bought this a while ago and this is a book that I re-read over and over again. It does a beautiful job of unveiling life in America for POC and the trauma from witnessing it.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing From right off of the bat, this book grabbed my attention. I really enjoyed how close to home it feels, as it deals with issues that are being faced right now. It is a powerful book, with a powerful message and a read I recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buy this book! buy one for yourself and one for someone you love. it's worth sharing! recommend!
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC Great book! Absolutely loved the story. You followed along easily, did not get bored and read as if it was real life happening. Read this book cover to cover in a few days. You can't put it down.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read I feel there are very few books that are a must read- this is one of them. It tackles a topical and important issue in a thoughtful and engaging way.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW Not my favorite, but it touched me all in the right places.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is a must-read! Well-written. Powerful. Definitely one of my favourite books of the year.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very necessary! This book is extremely relevant! Angie Thomas did a great job in painting the image of a victim to the hate and systematic challenges faced among many black youth today. An awesome and true read!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read Wasn't sure what to expect but this was a book that hooked you in, kept you reading and didn't disappoint. Awesome storytelling and would recommend to anyone!
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read this book Wow, it's an amazing book. It's a very powerful story and it's very relevant in today's society. Despite some negative outcomes in the book, I feel like it sends a message of hope.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teenage daughter loved it! It takes a lot lately to grab her attention and hear her rave about a book, but this one nailed it in both camps for her. It resonated with her age group (15) for sure, as others in her peer group had read it and enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad but realistic. Very realistic, everyone should read at least once.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely important A novel that is more fact than fiction. It made me cry, even though I don't get emotional while reading! Angie Thomas is a genius.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I absolutely loved this book. Such a relevant book. It's moving and touches on some big issues. I loved every moment of this book.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sends a powerful message. I got this book from a friend for my birthday, and absolutely loved it! It showcases how racism can demolish the lives of real people in a brutally honest way. It also talks about a completely relevant subject to today and really opens your eyes. I would 100% recommend this as an amazing read!
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book on racism This book was a little hard to get into - took me 3 chapters and then it really started to keep my interest. It gives a good perspective of how police treat African Americans. This would be a good novel for students in grade 10 - 12.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's great! I bought this about 2 weeks ago and I absolutely loved the book. You should definitely buy this!
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Books I've Ever Read!!! I absolutely loved this book. It talked about a critically important subject in such a honest and heartful way. I have so much respect for this author, this book and what it is trying to do. And on top of all that it was enjoyable to read and intresting to think about. Reading this book really opened my eyes to all the things that I did not know and make me more aware about the way I act to all those around me. And with that said I'm going to shove this book down the throat of anyone that asks me for a reccomendation
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important subject matter The subject matter was extremely relevant to today written from the point of view of a young girl. The writing made it an easy read regardless of the subject matter. Made me think long and hard about race.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ITS THE BEST BOOK EVER When i bought this book i had some doubts but when i ended up reading it in less than 2 days (yes, it was that good), i was shook. then i forced one of my friends to read it and she loved it too. which means you will love it too.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read "Her words used to have power. If she said it was fine, it was fine. But after you've held two people as they took their last breaths, words like that don't mean shit anymore." The Hate U Give follows Starr, a teenage girl who witnessed her unarmed best childhood friend get shot by a policeman, as she deals with the aftermath of this murder. Wow. I mean, I knew I was going to love this book based on what everyone had been saying, but I did not expect to be so blown away. I cried, I laughed, I cringed, I smiled; I felt everything whilst reading this book. People who say this should be considered a modern classic and that everyone should read it? They're 100% right. This isn't just a book that made me think; it's a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are all so complex, the plot is intricate, and talks of issues such as racism, classism and police brutality and handled in a deep and hard-hitting way. I especially loved Starr's relationship with her family, who I totally adore. It's fun to see parents who are present within a YA novel, and it's especially fun when said parents are amazing parents. But most important of all, Starr was an amazing protagonist. She felt so real, she was funny and honest and brave, and I just wanted more and more from her perspective. I was honestly really sad to finally put this book down, because it meant I couldn't read from her perspective anymore. All in all, this was one of the best books I've ever read, and I can't believe it took me this long to get to it.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Great book to recommend to anyone! Highly relevant topics encompassing America right now. Loved it so much that I bought this book as my Favourite Thing Gift Exchange last Christmas.
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from absolutely loved this book I absolutely loved this book and it was one of the best book i have read this year
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! The best book I read in a long time. Such a powerful story written in such a beautiful way. This book brought me to tears, made me laugh and made me hopeful for what the world could be. Loved this story and everything about it.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book This book gives you a bit of a perspective on what it is like to live in the United States as a black person. It's such an important book to read, but also an amazing story. It's honest, and a hard story but it is also humorous and entertaining. Definitely should read 10/10 recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite Good This book is a good way of spreading the word of gun violence and white supremacy; however, not so intellectually demanding.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book of 2017 This was my favourite book of 2017. The author reviewed this so eloquently created as a piece of fiction, however it was so pertinent to the events of the last decade. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book...Must read! The book makes you examine the good and the bad in society by forcing the reader to think about what they would do in the situation. The fact is we need to stop judgement on skin colour and start judging actions.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from T.H.U.G is a Must Read! An extremely relevant book given todays social-political climate. The story is told with a unique perspective, which forces us right into an unfortunate but true reality we'd never experience otherwise. I could not put this book down, I'd definitely recommend!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important read This was a great book - such an important POV. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I received this book as a Christmas present, and couldn't put it down. It is such a relevent story, told in an authentic voice. I am a high school art teacher, and have quite a few students creating pieces inspired by the book as well. A great read! #MyReviews
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fav book!!! I got this book for Christmas and I'm so happy I did. It is very interesting and amazing. Definitely my favourite book!! worth the read.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down This was a book that I read so that I could pass on to others. It has a deep meaning of love, friendship and inclusion, as well as a theme of hate, fear and tolerance. It brings the reader enjoyment, fear and hope. It brings sadness, joy and anger. This book captures the essence of the characters, and gives their lives meaning. It is a powerful journey that allows the reader to walk away with a message that cannot be missed.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHAT? After finishing the book I honestly didn't understand all the hype this book has been generating. I guess the fact that it was an easy read that why kids like it?
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Its a movement in literature form Hands down, one of I the best books I've read in a long time.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speak Up “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?” You get into the book from the first sentence. The characters, the writing style and the entire story was amazing. In a time when no one wants to talk about what is plaguing our society, Angie Thomas comes up with a book that tell the story of a cop who kills a kid and hides behind the badge that is supposed to be source of protection and safety. Although, the cop wasn't held accountable for his actions, I liked that people stood for the community and put King behind bars for good. I liked the fact that Starr spoke up even though she knew her life and that of her family will change forever. She found what and who was important in her life and kept them. I learnt that nobody wants to be the bad guy, owning up to your mistake is difficult but good and there are some people in this world that will never agree that they are wrong or something is wrong as long as the society is in their favor. Angie Thomas told the story her way. Do not say it was one sided or propaganda or in some way favoring one group of the society because it is not. She was simply writing it as it was. if you disagree, go write your own. PEACE!!!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This was a well-written book that I loved from start to finish
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I listened to this on audio and it was incredible! It made me laugh and cry all at once. It was great to read a book from the perspective of Star. Star is an intelligent and strong character. We need more protagonists like her in YA. I think that it's important for people to read this book, and others like it. It gives further perspective into why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its a great book its nice or whateva,, got me feeling hella pc or whateva. blm tho
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring Great read that tells the story of both sides of the equation. Angie Thomas is an inspiration.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important read I won’t pretend to know what Starr and her compatriots went through and feel the depth of their pain, but I will acknowledge that the premise of this novel is an unfortunate reality that still remains an issue. The fact that innocent black citizens are still being killed by police officers under the assumption of imminent danger is unacceptable. I love that Angie Thomas was able to give me a glimpse into the lives of those affected by this brutality. From the initial murder through to the trial, the jurors’ decision and of course the aftermath, this book made me angry and hopeful at the same time, and for that I am grateful.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book I've Read in a Long Time This book is absolutely amazing! I haven't read a novel in a while and this one made me want to read more of them. It was a powerful page turner.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful Great read that lends a lot of insight to what minorities face day to day. It is easy to forget that this stuff still goes on all over the world even if you don't see it too often or so extreme in your own neighborhood. Evocative and engaging. Would definitely re-read!
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS BOOK! I bought this book off of a recommendation on booktube and i LOVED IT! It hits on hard topics of the black community, and its so real. I can't wait for the movie!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I couldn't wait to start reading this book when I bought it. I could not put it down and finished reading it in one weekend. This book was absolutely amazing. So full of emotion. Great read! I recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read Some really good parts in this book............insightful and emotional.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speechless... This book made me feel all the emotions at once, hate, unfairness, love, and so much more come to mind when reading this incredible and real story of Starr Carter.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an emotional rollercoaster that NEEDS to be experienced and read. I'm sitting here with a loss for words. THUG is an emotional rollercoaster that NEEDS to be experienced and read. It is not a fluffy happy go lucky novel, instead it looks at what is really happening in minority communities on a daily basis. It is an in your face look at the racism and prejudice that far to many people face on a regular basis. THUG cuts deep, it is an extremely emotional read and it allows one to reflect on the world around them. It shows a point of view that many people never experience as they live in their own little bubble. The novel itself is very well written, it's engaging, inspiring, educating, and so much more. THUG follows the journey of Starr as she deals with being the sole witness to a fatal shooting for a young Black man. Starr had to decide if speaking out and giving him, and many others, voice is worth potentially destorying her community and putting the lives of those she loves at risk. You can feel the struggle that Starr is going through, the fear and pain that she experiences on a regular basis.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In love! I received this book in the mail on Friday and finished it within 3 days. The Hate U Give is so well written that it suits both young and adult readers. It is a heart wrenching story about a high school student, Starr who witnesses the death of one of her childhood friends, Khalil. With the continuous targeted shootings that have occurred in the States, this novel clearly depicts the emotions of those who are directly affected by the shooting of these innocent victims. As a future educator, The Hate U Give will definitely be incorporated into my teachings someday (especially during Black History month). BUY THIS BOOK!!!
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written This book was incredibly meaningful, and a must read for everyone. I didn't find it to be preachy at all, and I felt that it exposed our culture in a truthful yet tactful way.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it! I love Starr Carter! Felt a connection right away. A very powerful and timely novel.I cried, laughed, got mad, scared and hurt while reading. I can't wait to see it on the big screen.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hard to put down! I read this book within two days! Such a powerful read. Completely recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I really enjoyed reading this book. Eye-opening experience. Hard to put down! Have passed it onto friends to read.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Debut This book should be required reading in all schools. A powerful, insightful, heartbreaking story. Frustrating because of its truthfulness, but empowered by that same truth and love it shares. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I was apprehensive at first because although the message is such an important one, I had a hard time reading through a teen's perspective. Some of the dialogue and thoughts made me cringe at the cheesiness. Overall I enjoyed the book and the perspective of the witness in an all too common situation.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I don't read a lot of YA contemporaries, but was very impressed by this. The theme is very important and very current. The characters all felt very real and it was hard to put down. Definitely would recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! GIves A New Perspective I love the concept of the book, the story of everything starting was amazing. Giving me a new perspective on the situation that some people face in our workld today.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purely and simply, "The Hate U Give" delivers a powerful message This book gives voice and life to important and relevant issues of our time, creating a compelling story told by a relatable character. The novel deftly handles material that leans toward the heavy side, but the intensity of it all is appropriately balanced with the worries and anxieties of an average teenager trying to make it through high school. There is no shying away from the issues that the book delves into, resulting in a work that is authentic and powerful.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Important Should be taught in schools, it is an important book for this decade and is an essential read for all YA readers.
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read i think everyone should read this at least once! #PlumReview
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I got this book for Christmas and it is amazing. I can't say much more... It's truly amazing.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An important read If you have any doubts about picking this gem of a novel up, question no longer. The story is well narrated and the reader almost instantly feels a connection with Starr. I loved so much of what this story had to share and offer, but I was left wanting more with respect to some sections and perspectives of the story being complete omitted. I would highly recommend this read for both teens and adults.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Such an important book to read. Really makes you feel a whole range of emotions
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Predictable premise but some good twists & turns
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good This book has a really good message in it. It's marketed as a teen book but it's excellent for older adults as well. I really enjoyed it
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe the hype! Wonderful book! True to life and so relatable.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! This book had a lot of hype and the hype was justified. Everyone should read this book.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worth taking a chance on An interesting protagonist with a strong, clear voice. Compelling story. Would definitely read more from this author.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I bought this book and loved every bit of this
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story I read this book and passed it to my son, who is 12. We both really enjoyed the story. The book is from the perspective of the girl and provides insight to her life and feelings, yet leaves the reader to think about what we would do in that situation.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good book A good book but it didn't wow me. It was a fairly quick and easy read and it definitely talked about current issues, such as race relations, and it gave a great perspective on it. For anyone who says racism doesn't exist, I would suggest they read this book and try to get into the mindset of the main character. It might just change their perspective.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book great story and characters
Date published: 2018-01-17
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 Stellar Truly a stellar young adult novel, a must read for everyone of all ages.
Date published: 2018-01-12
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 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 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

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.”