The Hate U Give (Hardcover)

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Starr’s life is thrust into chaos when she watches her childhood friend get shot by a police officer. She is the only witness. What should she do now? It’s heartbreaking, it’s honest, and it’s important. This thoughtful, powerful read was the standout book of 2017. Everyone should read it. Everyone. --Angela

— From Young Adult

The Hate U Give is a phenomenal, powerful, of-the-times book that should be given to any news-aware teen (and adult). Our high-school protagonist, Starr, is out with a childhood friend when he's shot and killed by the police. Starr and her friend are black; the cop is white. Angie Thomas brings depth and complexity to her debut -- "important" and "must read" do not do this book justice.

— From Staff Picks - Cressida

Starr’s life is thrust into chaos when she watches her childhood friend get shot by a police officer. She is the only witness. What should she do now? It’s heartbreaking, it’s honest, and it’s important. This thoughtful, powerful read was the standout book of 2017. Everyone should read it. Everyone. --Angela

— From Staff Picks - Angela

16-year-old Starr watches her childhood friend get shot in front of her by a policeman  This heartbreaking novel is about her grief and what she chooses to do. It's a book everyone everyone should read - everyone - especially now. It is absolutely worth the hype. Join the conversation. --Angela

— From Staff Picks - Angela

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062498533
ISBN-10: 0062498533
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 464
Language: English