Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!

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.

Paperback, 448 pages
Published on August 2, 2018 by Walker Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1406387169
ISBN-13: 9781406387162
14 Book Reviews
  • illuminae
    illuminaeabout 2 months55 stars
    The Hate U Give is a young adult novel that portrays the life of a black teen named Starr who witnesses the shooting of her best friend by a police officer, and has to tell the world his story. This book really shows you firsthand the constant fear and oppression that is faced by black people everywhere, and the hole that the constant deaths of family and friends in those neighborhoods makes in the lives of people like Starr. It also shows how sometimes you have to be brave and do what's right even when it can be dangerous. This book really opened my eyes, and the writing was amazing.
    • scythe123
      scythe123about 2 months55 stars
      This is an amazing book!!! Now it is one of my favorites. It is about a girl named Starr Carter, whose world is shattered when her best friend Khalil was shot unarmed by a white police officer. It really brings awareness to how relevant racism is, and how wrong it is. I also love how all the people she loves are so supportive of her! Everyone needs to read this. 12 or 13 is a good age for this book.
      • fortnutgamer420
        fortnutgamer4205 months22 stars
        Josiah McGhee Laura Cook Writing 1-5 11, May 2022 The praise I give The hate u give is a book written by Angie Thomas. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. The main characters are Starr and Khalil. During this book Starr has to face the grand jury against a police officer, and the decision of the jury shocks everyone. Some topics here are racial discrimination and racism and general. A quote from this book is “ what’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent when you shouldn’t have” This shows how Starr was really broken by this case and had no words. I would give this book a 5/5 because I loved every second I was reading it.
        • YeetMaster06about 2 years
          Overall this was a great book. It was easy and fun to read at the same time. There was a lot of cussing though, so if you're not ok with that, this probably won't be your favorite book. It has some heavy themes and plots, I would say it's probably more meant for older kids. But I had a good time reading it, I hope you do too.
          • Hiabout 2 years
            I love this book and I hope u do to xx
            • sirireads
              sirireadsover 2 years55 stars
              This book is amazing. It gave me a whole new point of view of the world. It had a lot of different genres which came together nicely. It was a great read, thoroughly riveting. I recommend to anyone.
              • kkgautamm
                kkgautammover 3 years55 stars
                amazing book, really touching. it shows what life is like for others that are discriminated against. wish I could have seen the movie, it seemed very interesting.
                • kkgautamm
                  kkgautammover 3 years55 stars
                  amazing book, really touching. it shows what life is like for others that are discriminated against. wish I could have seen the movie.
                  • michaelhunter
                    michaelhunteralmost 4 years55 stars
                    one of the best books I've read
                    • unibrowboi
                      unibrowboiabout 4 years55 stars
                      Wrenching, soul stirring, funny, endearing, painful, and frustratingly familiar, this novel offers a powerful look at a few weeks in a fairly typical teen girl's life -- with one horrific exception