The Hate U Give
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The Hate U Give

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Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards

#1 New York Times bestseller

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg

A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year

"Stunning."-John Green
"A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post
"An essential read for everyone."-Teen Vogue
"Outstanding." -The Guardian

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 309g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406372153
  • 9781406372151
  • 86

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Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time. * John Green * "The Hate U Give says more about the contemporary black experience in America than any book I have read for years." * Alex Wheatle, The Guardian * It's hard to see how this won't be the young adult novel of the year, if not the decade. Angie Thomas, a former rapper and a debut novelist from Jackson, Mississippi, has written a startling, important book about what it is to be black in America that manages to speak to everyone. It is also a rollicking thriller and a deeply enjoyable read. No wonder it has been at the top of the New York Times's young adult bestseller list for weeks. [...] It's suitable for mature 14-year-olds and should fly on to curriculums everywhere, for Thomas has written a classic in the making that demands to be discussed. * The Times * "Topical, painful and important." * The Sunday Times * Completely gripping, hugely affecting and beautifully written, THUG encompasses race, violence, family and growing up and will surely be remembered as a defining YA book of our time. A must-read. -- Anna James * The Pool *
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About Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. You can find her on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.
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Rating details

133,180 ratings
4.56 out of 5 stars
5 66% (88,510)
4 26% (34,767)
3 6% (7,726)
2 1% (1,397)
1 1% (780)
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