Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." —John Green

"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —The 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.

Paperback, 448 pages
Published on August 2, 2018 by Walker Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1406387169
ISBN-13: 9781406387162
12 Book Reviews
  • fortnutgamer420
    fortnutgamer42015 days22 stars
    Josiah McGhee Laura Cook Writing 1-5 11, May 2022 The praise I give The hate u give is a book written by Angie Thomas. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. The main characters are Starr and Khalil. During this book Starr has to face the grand jury against a police officer, and the decision of the jury shocks everyone. Some topics here are racial discrimination and racism and general. A quote from this book is “ what’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent when you shouldn’t have” This shows how Starr was really broken by this case and had no words. I would give this book a 5/5 because I loved every second I was reading it.
    • YeetMaster06over 1 year
      Overall this was a great book. It was easy and fun to read at the same time. There was a lot of cussing though, so if you're not ok with that, this probably won't be your favorite book. It has some heavy themes and plots, I would say it's probably more meant for older kids. But I had a good time reading it, I hope you do too.
      • Hialmost 2 years
        I love this book and I hope u do to xx
        • sirireads
          sirireadsabout 2 years55 stars
          This book is amazing. It gave me a whole new point of view of the world. It had a lot of different genres which came together nicely. It was a great read, thoroughly riveting. I recommend to anyone.
          • kkgautamm
            kkgautammalmost 3 years55 stars
            amazing book, really touching. it shows what life is like for others that are discriminated against. wish I could have seen the movie, it seemed very interesting.
            • kkgautamm
              kkgautammabout 3 years55 stars
              amazing book, really touching. it shows what life is like for others that are discriminated against. wish I could have seen the movie.
              • michaelhunter
                michaelhunterover 3 years55 stars
                one of the best books I've read
                • unibrowboi
                  unibrowboialmost 4 years55 stars
                  Wrenching, soul stirring, funny, endearing, painful, and frustratingly familiar, this novel offers a powerful look at a few weeks in a fairly typical teen girl's life -- with one horrific exception
                  • e06
                    e06almost 4 years55 stars
                    I read this book in 3 days.... It is a book everyone should read. It also has some very political aspects. I enjoyed this book soon much, it was AMAZING! It shows a very emotional movie in your head. You should definitely read it if you are about 12 and up. Otherwise an outstanding story. It is a book you really cannot put down. Angie Thomas did and outstanding job, put so much effort and it was all worth it! This should in a Newberry Award! Highly Recommend!
                    • lolololabout 4 years
                      Good history. Would recommend this book to people who love hearing about activist