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 2,674 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.


  • 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.

    By alpha wolf🐺🐺
    This was my first angie thomas book and I loved it. It shows no matter where you live or how much you are pressured, speak up. It was inspirational, even though starr was afraid she still spoke up for khalil. I absolutlely love this book and imagine on the come up is just as good.😁😁
  • Absolutely amazing!

    By butterflyland19
    This book is honestly my favorite book ever. “The Hate U Give” will make you feel every single feeling that the characters are going through. I absolutely loved this book and 100% recommend it!!
  • Eight stars!!!

    By CAMI G🤗🤗🤗🤗
    This was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It was inspiring, sad, and beautiful.
  • I love this book I read it omg

    By ilovejustinbieber1234
    I love this book it was awesome I really enjoyed it
  • Black lives

    By Dahila mia
    Black peoples should be treated like white disentangle matters if they are white or black it doesn't matter
  • Amazing

    By Qui qui 1881
    I love everything about the book from beginning to end, definitely going to read more of Angie Thomas’s books.