The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give 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.

Title:The Hate U Give
Edition Language:English

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  • 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 en...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 he...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

    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 ...

  • Em

    THE TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE GAVE ME ACTUAL GOOSEBUMPS I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH IT MULTIPLE TIMES—When you're reading books like The Hate U Give, you're reading someone's decision against silence. This ...

  • may ?

    Update 11/1/2017I wanted to just clarify a few things from my original review bc I feel like some things were lost in translation hai'm not going to be like deleting mass amounts of the review, just a...

  • Adam Silvera

    GET READY, WORLD!...

  • Sabaa Tahir

    A thoughtful, honest and fantastic book. One of 2017's shining stars for sure. Highly, highly recommend. ...