The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas
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The Hate U Give 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you only read one book this year, please let it be this one!
Anonymous 12 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really takes you into the mind of the ccharacter, you live like her, breathe like her, think like her, and you cry with her. I loved every part of it because when theres tragedy theres beauty and comfort in the fact that you have family and friends backing you up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Important work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) "Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right." This was a YA story about a girl whose best friend was shot and killed by a cop. Starr was a strong character, and even though she didn't think she was brave, she showed guts when it was needed the most, and spoke out about what happened even though she was afraid. The storyline in this was about Starr's best friend Kahlil being shot by a cop after he pulled them over. Starr being the only witness was then asked to make a statement to the police, and then to a grand jury. What was awful was that this wasn't the first friend Starr had witnessed being shot though, after her friend Natasha was gunned down by a drive-by shooting in the neighbourhood at the age of 10. Kahlil's murder was justified by people because he was a drug dealer from a bad neighbourhood though, which wasn't fair or the full truth at all, especially when the officer who shot him thought that his hairbrush in the car door was a gun and shot him because of it. Overall, this was an important story, and its sad that the scary things that happened to people in this book happen to real people in the real world everyday. 7 out of 10
ssummersknight More than 1 year ago
This book is so incredibly important. It's human and honest and so beautifully, simply written. It had me laughing, crying, and really, REALLY thinking. The hip hop references (especially the Tupac ones) were fantastic and the references to important names/events were critical I think. I learned a lot. Everyone should read this book. Everyone.
AvaJae More than 1 year ago
Whenever you have books that are really, really hyped, you run the risk that the hype might inflate everyone's expectations so much that the book has trouble living up to them. That wasn't remotely the case with Angie Thomas's THE HATE U GIVE I'd actually started THE HATE U GIVE a little earlier than I'd originally planned because the other book I was reading wasn't grabbing me as much as I'd like. That wasn't an issue here—I was immediately sucked into Starr's voice, and world, and the characters of her life. THE HATE U GIVE juggles several conflicts in Starr's life—the conflict inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, of course, with witnessing Khalil's murder, but also her half-brother and friend living with an abusive father—the neighborhood's most dangerous gang leader, a friend who gets into a dangerous situation, Starr juggling the disparity of going to a private school where she's one of the only Black kids and then going home to her neighborhood, that as dangerous as it can be is her home, her secretly dating a boy from her school, and her PTSD from witnessing her best friend's death. Not to mention the conflict of trying to decide whether to speak up or whether to hope no one outside of Starr's family ever learns she's the one who witnessed Khalil's death. All of these conflicts in Starr's life may seem overwhelming—and for her, at times, they are—but the way they're written always makes sense as one conflict blends into another into another. Altogether it creates an incredibly compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages, because truly, there are no dull moments. Then there's the voice. Starr's voice is so powerful, and honestly, THE HATE U GIVE serves as an excellent example of why #ownvoices books are just better when it comes to portraying different marginalized groups. From the constant code-switching, to the cultural nuances, to even the way Starr thinks just felt so incredibly raw, like I was reading a real person's thoughts transcribed unfiltered onto the page. I had the undeniable sense while reading that this book wasn't written for me—and that was a good thing. To say THE HATE U GIVE is eye-opening and unforgettable is an understatement. I'm not at all surprised it debuted #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and I fully expect to see it win loads of awards, because this book is that powerful and that good. All in all: read it. And any time you hear someone disparaging the Black Lives Matter movement, give them this book. I really do believe it could change hearts, minds, and lives. Diversity note: Most of the characters, including the protagonist, Starr, are Black.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I highly recommend this book.
Shawscribbles 11 days ago
The Hate U Give was by far the best book I read in 2017. If you haven't heard of this book yet, where have you been hiding? This is an absolutely riveting, heartbreakingly honest story that will rip your soul a bit as you read it. As is my practice with books like this, I probably broke all records for finishing The Hate U Give. Then I immediately ordered a copy to be delivered to my daughter at university. I could not wait for her to read it. In today's world we need more stories like this one. Starr will redefine what a hero is for you. She is real and imperfect and her world is complicated, tragic, and flawed and yet rings with Truth. This is a book I would have all my students read if I was still teaching my 4th year Children's Literature course. Dealing with issues of race, poverty, drugs, and media bias, it is a book that everyone should read. I could say more but I don't really have to - read the book and you'll understand.
Anonymous 12 days ago
This was so raw and wonderful. I definitely recommend this book to everyone.
Anonymous 13 days ago
This book is everything. It made me cry, laugh, but mostly it shook me. Its so real and relevent with dhats going on in our society today. We follow Starr who witness one of her childhood friends shot down by a cop when they were pulled over. We follow her struggle of dealing with his murder while dealing with her grief and anger. Supporting chracters like her family and friends help to add dimension to the story. I cant wait to see the movie theyre working on because if its anything like the book, its going to be amazing! Everyone should read this book because I swear it will become an instant favorite.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Fast moving novel. It opens a window to the lives of those who live in Garden worlds. This is a book that everyone should read.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Read it, just read it. Now.
Mel-Loves-Books 21 days ago
“People say misery loves company, but I think its like that with anger too. I’m no the only one pissed, everyone around me is. The didn’t have to be sitting in the passenger’s seat when it happened. My anger is theirs, and theirs is mine.” ~ Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give In this book Starr a teenage girl is on the way home from a party in her neighborhood when she and her long time friend Khalil are pulled over by a police officer. The stop unexpectedly turns violent when the officer wrongly suspects Khalil is going for a gun in his car. Starr who has already dealt with violence and death in her life begins to re-evaluate the world around her and her roll in that world. It is a powerful story that is well written and from a perspective many of us could use more insight from. This book was life changing for me. I live in a world very different from the one Starr describes and I admit to be being very blind to this perspective for most of my life. This is the kind of book you read and then want everyone you know to also read it. We need to realize that life is really like this for many in our country. I don’t know where I go from here but I do know I won’t look at any of these issues in the same way after reading this book.
Anonymous 22 days ago
It took me a few tries to start THE HATE YOU GIVE because thisnsubject matter breaks my heart - i laughed, i cried, i got angry. This story is so important. I love this book, i love Angie Thomas and i love Starr. The best book of the year and one of the best books ive ever read.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I? was very surprised at how the author included the reader in the story, no matter how relatable it was or was not to the reader. Brilliant storytelling!
Anonymous 29 days ago
Stunning! Definitely a favorite of mine and I would recommend this to anyone. It's a true master piece and wish the best for Angie Thomas and her career. :)
Anonymous 30 days ago
A great read. To be a young, black woman and understand her day to day. This book was eye opening. I could not put it down. Wonderfully done.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Really good read. Real issues in real times. A great book for adults and teens! Love this book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Wow. "The Hate U Give" is now officially and most definitely my favorite book. For so many reasons. First of all, as an 18-year-old black girl, the voice of Starr was so refreshing and so damn relatable. I've never identified with a character so much and I love her for that. Second of all, the book was HILARIOUS. I mean, I belly laughed. More times than I can count. Then when it wasn't funny, it was real. Real messages, real issues, real stories retold through what happened to Khalil. It hit so close to home, sometimes it stopped feeling like fiction. This book will definitely be getting reread... and reread... and reread. I checked it out from my school's library, but for Christmas I'm asking for my own copy because that's how much I love this book. I can't wait for the movie adaption (even though I'm quite disappointed in their casting choice for Starr... but that's another story). I recommend this book to everyone, but especially to my black girls. Angie did the damn thing and represented us well. 5 stars. Hell, a million Starrs. Wow. "The Hate U Give" is now officially and most definitely my favorite book. For so many reasons. First of all, as an 18-year-old black girl, the voice of Starr was so refreshing and so damn relatable. I've never identified with a character so much and I love her for that. Second of all, the book was HILARIOUS. I mean, I belly laughed. More times than I can count. Then when it wasn't funny, it was real. Real messages, real issues, real stories retold through what happened to Khalil. It hit so close to home, sometimes it stopped feeling like fiction. This book will definitely be getting reread... and reread... and reread. I checked it out from my school's library, but for Christmas I'm asking for my own copy because that's how much I love this book. I can't wait for the movie adaption (even though I'm quite disappointed in their casting choice for Starr... but that's another story). I recommend this book to everyone, but especially to my black girls. Angie did the damn thing and represented us well. 5 stars. Hell, a million Starrs.
Anonymous 3 months ago
If you want a different perspective on police brutality, this is definitely a great piece to get just that. Outstanding read.
Anonymous 4 months ago
The best book I've read this year. Pulled me in from chapter 1 & made me continue to think long after it was finished.
Anonymous 5 months ago
this book is awesome i love it i saw it at school i read the back of the book and after that i loved that book its telling you something very affective is going on and its not good i just love it
Anonymous 6 months ago
its the best book and it really helps open your eyes to see whats going in society these days coimg from a 8th grader at Medina middle school.