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 2,750 Ratings


8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  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.


  • Absolutely Amazing

    By Meopetey
    This book is great, it kept me interested and no I repeat no book has ever done that before. The book story line is perfect and it’s the perfect book for anyone 13-18. The book also gives light to anyone that doesn’t know or understand that things like this can and most likely are happening in the world. 10/10
  • Ughhhh

    By ANNA🐶🦄🦉
    The worst😡😡🙄🙄😐😧
  • Eye opening

    By lil_russian_girl
    As a white girl, this book has completely changed my point of view for everything. It’s completely inspirational, and really opens your eyes to the racial discrimination in America and honestly all over the world. I’m incredibly sorry to anyone who is has been racially stereotyped, or hurt because of the color of their skin. It’s heart breaking. This book trying has made me more aware of what people have to go through.
  • The Best

    By grl hayyy
    I have no words to describe this book. It’s such a good insight into a multiple very large and current societal problems. I couldn’t put it down and neither will you. Everyone should read this book, it’s a learning experience for everyone who reads it and it will hit you right in the heart.
  • The Hate U Give

    By Miagirl187
    It is so amazing book ever I have read so far, I spent my day to catch up and I was really shocked about it, it opened my eyes that someone shouldve go jail for shot the black guy, it made me feel more afraid of being around with white cops , I really do love that book plus I watched that movie few weekends ago and I didnt finish it because I had bad breakdown and that book made me feel more angry, sad, happy, laughs, and disappointed at same time because I have many feelings mixed in me. I really dont like it but that book is really good, it made me feel like want to throw up sometimes because I can see Starr going through like that, it made me feel more emotional inside me. I love it. I hope you can keep writing more.
  • Wow! Absolutely stunning!

    By Nikayla Niky Niky
    Honestly this book is everything I hoped it would be and more! I had watched the movie first before reading the book and decided to give reading this a shot, and let me just say I am not disappointed. The author gives a great narrative perspective and gets you wrapped up in Starr’s life. Honestly wow amazing!
  • Loved it

    By A Christian in a bible group
    This book is AMAZING. I loved it so much and could read it 20 more times.
  • What a read!

    By jcrod17
    I never never been more devastated reading a book. This legit wrecked me.

    By Alyssadeanrobinson
    this book is so well written and I have never been a person that really enjoys reading but ever since I started reading that book I never did want to put it down it’s such a powerful and joyful book which this story has changed me it made me wanna be a better person but just the message that it is telling you is really what hit me. This book is no ordinary book it even tells us about how racism is when it comes to black people so many deaths have happend to black people just because of there skin color which is so awful it even teach me to take a stand for my rights and to use my voice I never ever wanted it to end - P.S. you should make a 2nd book focusing on how donte will use his voice
  • Amazing

    By FlyersNfillies
    Best book I’ve got my hands on in a long time.