The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

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"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"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062498533
0062498533
Branch Call Number: YAFICTION Thomas
813.6 T454
YA THOMAS
Characteristics: 444 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Hate you give

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"It interjects a personal perspective to the horrible events we see in the news, and addresses the fear to speak up."

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OPL_DavidD Oct 24, 2018

An important book about finding the courage to speak up and living with trauma. The book builds a lot of empathy for Starr's character as she grows and navigates dealing with a tragedy and living in two very different worlds.

Join the discussion of the year's Omaha Reads title at Millard Branch on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00PM.

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OPL_AmyW Aug 03, 2018

After Starr's childhood friend, Khalil, is shot and killed in front of her by a white police officer, Starr must decide what lengths she will go to to stand up for her friend, her neighborhood, and herself in this gripping and emotional novel about love, prejudice, and the feeling of growing up w... Read More »

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OPL_ErinD Jul 25, 2018

The Hate U Give is a relevant and important book for today’s world. For some readers, they will see themselves in Starr or her family and friends. For others it will offer a glimpse into a life that is unlike their own.

This book is a lot of things. It is the story of a young Black person kill... Read More »


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navy_wolf_412
Nov 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 06, 2018

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that is a everlasting read! This book introduces people to both sides of a deep topic that many seem to overlook or dismiss. This book opens us up to a girl named Starr who has trouble with her true self when she has to have different personalities of herself while with two different groups of important people in her life, and it all turns even more difficult in her life when something tragic happens which makes everything spin out of control. This book talks about society's truth on how black people are treated and viewed and everyone else as whole. I highly recommend this book, as it brings us through the emotions of being racially profiled and you learn about a different point of view of someone other than yourself. This book is beautifully narrated in a black female's perspective, and as though it is in her point of view, she speaks the truth of our reality and exposes what others fail to see that is really happening. I strongly recommended this book to anyone who is in love or can relate with a strong character like Starr or who just want to read this beautiful book by the wonderful Angie Thomas! Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars
@PocketFullOfBooks22 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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mrbobiscool
Nov 04, 2018

Important coming of age perspective about police shootings and African American identity. I wish I read this book in high school.

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thatstoot
Nov 02, 2018

Starr move between 2 worlds and she fatal shooting of Starr best friend Khalil, Khalil was a drug dealer. Starr neighborhood became a war zone. How I felt about the book was good because I like how it explains the shooting and how Starr wanted to get justice for her best friend Khalil and how she was feeling. No, I haven't read other books by this author and no I haven't read anything about witnessing a shooting that happened in front of you. I liked this booked more than the rest because I like how it explains everything like it caught my eye first 3 pages. I would recommend this book for students age 15 and up because it has bad words in it like cussing & etc but, parents, teachers & etc can also read it because it is a good book to read and you will really enjoy it because it caught my eye on the first pages.

VaughanPLTiziana Nov 01, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. It's powerful, inspiring, and instills the message that everyone has a voice and the power to make a difference. I also really enjoyed the way this book was written. Quick and easy read. I definitely recommend it!

VaughanPLShelly Nov 01, 2018

This book should be on everyone's 'to read' list. It is easily one of the best books ever written in recent years.

nwhite1 Nov 01, 2018

If you haven't had a chance to read this book yet - go see the movie. It's a great adaptation. Both the book and the film are a must!

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KorrAnn
Oct 31, 2018

This is an amazing book, that talks about societies truth on how they treat and view black people and everyone else as whole. I highly recommend this book, as it brings us through the emotions of being racially profiled. This book is narrated in a black female's perspectives, and as though it is in her point of view, she speaks the truth of our reality and exposes what others fail to see what is really happening.

IndyPL_NicoleN Oct 29, 2018

This book is very relevant to today's current events of racial profiling and police brutality that make it into the news. Starr, a teenager, deals with tragedy as best as she can. Along the way she learns how to stand up and make her voice heard.

OPL_DavidD Oct 24, 2018

An important book about finding the courage to speak up and living with trauma. The book builds a lot of empathy for Starr's character as she grows and navigates dealing with a tragedy and living in two very different worlds.

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navy_wolf_412
Nov 10, 2018

navy_wolf_412 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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KorrAnn
Oct 31, 2018

KorrAnn thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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gemma16
Oct 23, 2018

gemma16 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 13

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PrakashKarn
Oct 06, 2018

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fionacaitlin
Aug 27, 2018

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Apr 10, 2018

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Mar 20, 2018

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donutwombat
Aug 27, 2017

Violence: Witness of murder

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CYU_BJ
Aug 01, 2017

Violence: police shooting, vivid description of a friend's death

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CYU_BJ
Aug 01, 2017

Coarse Language: extreme profanity, but not to the extent that teenagers can't handle

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

Violence: Police brutality, domestic violence

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

Starr Carter is a girl with a foot in two worlds. By day, she attends Williamson, a suburban prep school where she is one of only two black students in her year. In the evening, she goes home to Garden Heights, the city’s poor, black neighbourhood, where she has lived all her life. She is one person at home and another person at school, because she can’t be too “bougie” in the neighbourhood, or too “ghetto” at school. But the wall she has carefully built between her two selves begins to crumble when she is the only witness to a police officer shooting and killing her childhood friend, Khalil. The killing gains national headlines as protestors take to the streets to protest the murder of yet another unarmed black boy. In the day’s following Khalil’s death, Starr faces a choice between remaining silent, and speaking up. But even if she can find her voice, will it be enough to get justice for Khalil?

SPL_Brittany Apr 09, 2017

"Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right."

Sixteen year old Starr moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the affluent high school she attends. The uneasy balance is shattered when she becomes a witness to the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was black, unarmed, and doing nothing wrong.

Soon afterwards, the media gains interest, and Khalil’s death becomes a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, a gangbanger even a drug dealer. While the police don’t seem interested in finding out what really happened, rioting begins and protesters take to the streets in Khalil’s name, as his death ignites long held tensions between the black community and their treatment by the police.

Throughout, Starr struggles with her identity as her two worlds collide. Her fear is palpable as she confronts system that she knows is working against her. She’s afraid to speak out yet worries that if she does not Khalil’s murderer could escape justice. Will she find her voice for Khalil?

Angie Thomas writes a beautiful, timely and emotionally charged novel about a teenage girl dealing with very real and complex relationships. Thomas confronts issues of race and class sending an incredibly powerful message to readers as well as those wanting to understand the blacklivesmatter movement. Her writing style and characters will engage you from page one, and will have readers falling in love with the entire Carter family. An engrossing and refreshing read, it is hard to believe that this is Thomas’s first novel, already the rights have been given for this to be made into a feature film.

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

It seems like they always talk about what he may have said, what he may have done, what he may not have done. I didn’t know a dead person could be charged in his own murder, you know?

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