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 2,232 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.


  • The Hate You Give

    By Supergamer2133
    A absolutely amazing book that captures the line between black people and police brutality and the things that almost every black person goes through. Also for everyone who is saying “All lives matter” of course this is true, but it is irrelevant to the situation at hand because we are talking about how black people are mistreated by stereotypes and police officers. I also understand that not all police officers are bad and there are some real heroic and amazing examples of good police officers out there, but there are also too many bad officers. Also, by saying “All lives matter” to a “black lives matter protest” is a protest to a protest which is just utterly disrespectful. Being a 12 year old and understanding this is disappointing because, there are some adults who still can’t grasp this concept.
  • Only saw the movie

    By JayPro2030
    This book is awesome, entertaining, and most of all REAL.And I can tell because the movie originated from this book.
  • Okay I loved it

    By killjoyfunjinx
    The first chapter was a little excessive on the swear words, but I loved the book, and those who are saying that it’s racist, y’all r psychos
  • Read the reviews

    By sadlyit
    Read the reviews on his book and you will quickly realize the approximate intelligence of it’s readership.
  • Stop

    By niya jordan
    I need all these folks hating on this book to shut up first of all read the whole book before you say it’s bad and secondly it is hard being a black girl in the 21st century because people still don’t like us so yes it it is hard so try again sis and this book was amazing
  • Omg book/movie was amazeballs❤️

    By Jaila Marie
    Omgod, this book/movie was amazeballs like l loved it so much
  • The hate u give

    By Tilli Williams
    Interesting because it gives the usual story of police violence against black youth from the black perspective.
  • Great Book but people’s rude comments need to stop

    By doctor mcdreamy cupcakes
    @VegitoHaze, you wouldn’t know about being a black woman in the 21st century if you aren’t black. Have you ever been stared down at every store you walk into just because you’re black. People always think that black people are thugs who steal things and that’s a stereotype that needs to be disintegrated. Not all black people are like that and before you part your lips to say something else about black women, you think what it’s actually like for us and think what it’s like in our shoes.
  • Please accept

    By setoulove
    Please make all books free to read till the end by all costing money to listen to the audio because some pearls out here are 12 or something and don’t have an allowance
  • Brought me to tears

    By Chelsey Wireko
    This book is so good! I cried tears of joy and tears of sadness. I’ve never been moved so much in my life. Next I wanna watch the movie cuz I read the book first:) I totally recommend this book to any age group. Even though it does have bad words it’s very empowering and can teach multiple people a lesson or two or fifty.