The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give

A three-time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen-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, m...

Details The Hate U Give

TitleThe Hate U Give
Release DateFeb 28th, 2017
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreYoung Adult, Fiction, Contemporary

Reviews The Hate U Give

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    When you're reading books like The Hate U Give, you're reading someone's decision against silence.This book has made me feel every single possible emotion at the same time. It was truly incredible and I have SO MUCH to say about it I wish I could actually just send everyone a howler containing the entire script of this book instead. “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?” In all honest...
  • Emily May
    The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen—people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice. I think we all wait for that one time though, that one time when it ends right.Maybe this can be it. There are those books that are important and timely, worthy of reading because of the social and/or political message that they send. They fill a gap in the market; they make waves. They need to exist. And there are othe...
  • Drew
    This is a book I've been avoiding reviewing.I finished The Hate U Give a while back, rated it two stars, but never dared write any of my thoughts about it - why? Because every single review I've seen of this book is 4 stars or above and showers it in seemingly endless praise. When it seems like you're the only person in the world who didn't like a book, reviewing it can be a little intimidating.Also, this book focused on an incredibly sensitive t...
  • Emma Giordano
    This is a MUST READ for 2017 releases.I absolutely adored this book. I truly don't feel like it has a single flaw. Every topic addressed was approach so wonderfully and did not hold back. If you're looking for a diverse read that stands out amongst most YA, The Hate U Give is the book for you.I love Starr Carter so much. She's honestly such an inspiration to girls looking to find their voice. She is resilient, authentic, and everything we nee...
  • Kai
    “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”Every white person on this planet needs to read this book."Lack of opportunities. Corporate America don't bring jobs to our communities, and they damn sure ain't quick to hire us. Then, even if you do have a high school diploma, so many schools in our neighbourhoods don't prepare us well enough. Our schools don't get the resources to equip you. It...
  • Lola
    ‘‘A hairbrush is not a gun.’’ This doesn’t make any sense. And I hope that to you, too, it will not make any sense.Starr may only be sixteen, but she has already witnessed two murders in her life: the first of a young black girl in a drive by and the second of a young black boy shot multiple times by a cop.While she was in the car. Even though they didn’t do anything wrong. Even though he was unarmed. ‘‘A hairbrush is not a gun....
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    This was such a heartbreakingly honest account of what is happening in America right now. As a white reader, the experience this story affords its readers cannot be taken for granted. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this book takes you into the heart of Garden Heights after the main character has witnessed the wrongful murder of her best friend Khalil by a police officers. Being Canadian, as well as being white, I have the privilege ...
  • Adam Silvera
  • Sabaa Tahir
    A thoughtful, honest and fantastic book. One of 2017's shining stars for sure. Highly, highly recommend.
  • emma
    I don’t know if I can say anything about this book that hasn’t been said before, and better.Sometimes, a book transcends the typical criteria for a rating or review. It’s not the plot, or prose, or characters that count, but the story itself. The sheer significance of the work negates any need to dwell on the details that tend to make a book what it is.This is the best example of that phenomenon I can think of.This is a story of unreal impo...
  • Melanie
    It has taken me a long while to compose this review, because this book is the most powerful book I've ever read. It is important, educational, and happening in our world right now as you're reading this review. If you can only read one book in 2017, please pick this one. This book is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, where sixteen-year-old Starr witnesses her best friend, who is an unarmed black boy, be killed by a police officer. Starr...
  • Teodora
    4.5/5 ⭐Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺 “At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.” CONFESSION: I saw this book, I liked its cover, but when I read the synopsis I was like “…uhm…I don’t really think this is my type of book”. But I added it to my TBR pile and forgot about its existence.But here we are now. The Hate U Give. That ...
  • Larry H
    Wow. Just wow.In my life so far, I've had the opportunity to experience many different things, but there are certain things I'll never get/have to experience. For example, I'll never experience childbirth, not that I'm complaining, although I once had a cortisone shot in my hip flexor, and my orthopedist said she thought those hurt just as badly. (You can debate on that.)I'm also fortunate enough that I'll never have to worry about the police vie...
  • Samantha
    This is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to all year. If you are considering reading this one, listen to it. You wont regret it.
  • C.G. Drews
    This has got to be one of the most hyped books in the existence of YA evers. And you know what? It is 5000% WORTHY of that hype and more and basically get thee to this book and read it as soon as possible. It perfectly combines a really important story about #BlackLivesMatter and speaking up for it with absolutely excellent writing and storytelling. Like, dude, this book is important and one of the best contemporaries.So I have to admit: the char...
  • Melisa
    When you read a 444 page book in one day bc you can’t put it down. Powerful. Yeah, I don’t think I can write a review for this one other than to say everyone (of a certain age/maturity) should read this. Poignant, important and timely.
  • karen
    congratulations, 2017 goodreads choice winner in both best YA fiction AND best debut goodreads author!!i rarely read realistic YA - if i’m going to read YA, i prefer fantasy or survival stuff where teens are in peril. but this was recommended to me by too many people to put aside "for later,” and while there are plenty of teens in peril, this sure ain’t fantasy. it earns every one of its rave reviews; it’s an important, timely book that d...
  • Matthew
    "We are with you not against youWe only hope you got the common sense toRealize we're unifiedAnd realize we are here to back youAnd not let anybody else attack youSo you know we're on your sideWe're unified"The Mighty Mighty BosstonesThe Hate That U Give is an important story about humanity. As much as we think life is "us against them" it is really "us against us". Across all races there are good and bad people, wise and reckless decisions are m...
  • Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
    Audiobook: A VERY NON-TRADITIONAL REVIEW: - just sharing....not really a review... My typical days are like boot camp lately -walking between 7-10 miles a day -PLUS an hour circuit weight resistance class ( 4 mile walk to class from my house) -- then I often walk to a cafe - eat & drink something - check-in with Goodreads -- try to touch base with this community- a few 'one-on- one' chatting exchanges--during my sitting break.Sometimes I try to t...
  • Jessica
    Wow. This book was phenomenal. it completely lived up to the hype. I have a lot of thoughts on this so here they are (keep in mind this is coming from an Asian American from the Bay Area):I loved how educational it was. It really made you understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the reality of it. It hit every single point and put you right in the middle of it.I also liked how Angie Thomas made brought up big points in really subtle ways. F...
  • Luffy
    What can you say when you've read the book of the year, and one of the books of the decade? That's what most people would say. I am going by the consensus. Personally, I didn't think this book is a masterpeice. I still don't, after some headscratching. This book is good, but is it 'To Kill a Mockingbird' good?I don't think so. There are some glitches in the book. There is an unnecessary mystery, where for the most part we don't know what really h...
  • R.K. Gold
    Wow, talk about a book that can hit you with every emotion possible. Starr's character was so well written that every time she had to interact with her high school friends I cringed at their responses. This is an incredibly powerful book, not just for its political message but for the internal conflict Starr is struggling with. The story was so much deeper than that initial conflict, it really dug into who Starr is and why she feels guilty even t...
  • Candace
    After reading this book, I can certainly see what all the uproar is about. 'The Hate U Give' addresses the very sensitive issues of race relations and police brutality in a time when the nation is torn over these issues. Most of my friends are at one extreme or the other when it comes to the #Blacklivesmatter movement. Since I don't want to incite an online mobbing, I'm going to do my best to avoid that movement specifically, while sharing my tho...
  • Romie
    For all the white people who said this book was racist, let me tell you one thing : racism was invented by white people. You can feel prejudiced or discriminated against, but don’t call it racism.I’m a biracial person - hi my dad’s family’s from Vietnam. And as a biracial person I found this book quite hard to read sometimes mostly because of all the comments on interracial relationships. But now again, the way I have to deal with racism ...
  • may ➹
    UPDATE DEC 4/5, 2017Yesterday I found out that this book has been banned in a Texas school district (Katy ISD). And honestly??? I’m so angry right now. Y’all probably don’t know this, but I was born and currently live in Texas (hence my use of the word “y’all”), so I’m just extremely!! frustrated!! with the state I call “home”!!!!The hypothetical reasons for this ban are really, truly, insanely stupid. They say that it might be ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    More like a 4.5 :).I loved this book so much. It made me see things from a different perspective. It educated me.
  • jessica
    ‘whats the point of having a voice if youre gonna be silent in those moments you shouldnt be?’ this book is an important and necessary portrait of culture and community, as well as a much needed inspection of the injustice of racism and violence. its a hard-hitting story about a difficult subject which spares no courtesy in regards to the readers feelings. this book will make you uncomfortable and angry and sorrowful. it will make you re-eval...
  • Federico DN
    The hate you send out into the world... it always comes back.In this novel we learn the story of "Starr Carter", a young african american girl who lives in the poor and dangerous suburbs of Garden Hights, and one of the only color people in a privileged school. One fateful night, after leaving a party, she and a friend are stopped in a random police vehicle stop. A death will change young Starr's life forever, and, ultimately, the life of everyon...
  • megs_bookrack
    While attending a Spring Break party, high schooler, Starr Carter, runs into her childhood best friend, Khalil. They haven't seen each other in a while and Starr is happy to catch up with him. They used to be real close but drifted apart once Starr started attending a private school out of their neighborhood. After a violent incident erupts, Khalil offers to give Starr a ride home, which she accepts. On the way, they get pulled over. A nightmaris...
  • Ninoska Goris
    English - Español "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right."Uff, this book has been a tremendous journey. At first I had a hard time getting used to the peculiar way of speaking and until the end whenever someone said "A'ight" (all right) tried to pronounce it and failed.It’s a reading that I spent a lot of time because I wanted to understand everything, to live everything. So ...