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. Now, faced with unexpected questions about her own identity, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. Inspired by events in life of Black Lives Matter activist Angie Thomas.
For who is this book for ?
The Hate U Give is for young adults who want to read about real-world problems. Starr Carter moves between two very different worlds, and when she witnesses her best friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, she has to find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The book is inspired by Black Lives Matter activist Angie Thomas’ life.
- The author does an excellent job of showing different perspectives on the issue.
- The Hate U Give is a powerful story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
- Angie Thomas writing style makes for an addictive and poignant read.
- The Hate U Give is a very dense book
- It can be triggering for some readers
- The ending may feel unresolved to some
Learn more about the author
Angie Thomas is a writer and civil rights activist from Jackson, Mississippi. The Hate U Give is her debut novel. When sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves from her poor urban neighborhood to a wealthy suburb,.
“The Hate U Give is an important book that will stay with you long after you finish it. Starr’s story is one that everyone should read.”
“Angie Thomas has written a beautiful, heart-wrenching novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading. Starr is a character that everyone can relate to, and her story is one we all need to hear.”
“Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give brings the Black Lives Matter movement to the page in an authentic and riveting way. Starr is a powerful protagonist whose story will stay with you long after you finish reading.”
“★★★★★ 5 STARS! The Hate U Give is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. It’s heartbreaking, eye-opening, and inspiring all at the same time…This book needs to be on every teen’s reading list.”