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The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 464 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 40 minutes
First Published: 2017
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.
Quotes from The Hate U Give
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”
“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
“Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you go on even though you’re scared.”
“At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.”
“Intentions always look better on paper than in reality.”
Movie Trailer for The Hate U Give (2018)
About Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas is former rapper from Jackson, Mississippi. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give was turned into a movie in 2018. Her second novel, On the Come Up is to be published in 2019. Visit the author’s website →