The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas

  • Release Date: 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Culture, Places & People
Score: 4.5
From 876 Ratings


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.


  • 12+

    By smartestinclass
    Best book ever. I’d rate it 100 stars if I could. The only thing is you your child should be at least 12 to read this.
  • The Hate U Give

    By ashcurtis2
    This book was amazing!!
  • Required

    By FUBAR1367
    This book needs to on very teens summer reading or required reading lists. It's a fast read but full of so much emotion and hope.
  • Amazing

    By AddictedMommyOf3
    Yes. This book is simply amazing
  • The Hate U Givr

    By MGP5
    This book was eye opening. It was very good. It was great to see a tough decision making through a young person outlook.
  • Amazing

    By Christalbella
    Amazing and very touching book!
  • 12 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    By Swaggy Tori
    I’m not a big reader but I sat down and read this whole book front to back in 2 DAYS so that says a lot. This book has such a beautiful message that’s so necessary right now plus it was hella relatable to this fellow black, female, 16 year old.
  • Amazing!!!

    By Syd💖💕💞
    I could relate to this book on so many levels. I strongly recommend you read this masterpiece
  • Must read

    By Byars Family
    This book is an absolute must read for everyone. It is so poignant and relatable yet makes a strong statement about today’s America.
  • 💙

    By La La🖤
    This book is an absolute treasure I love it and so do all of my older siblings. I love The Hate U Give it’s an amazing book and I hope everyone else thinks that too.