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by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give


8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller

Absolutely riveting --Jason Reynolds

Stunning. --John Green

This story is necessary. This story is important. --Kirkus (starred review)

Heartbreakingly topical. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A marvel of verisimilitude. --Booklist (starred review)

A powerful, in-your-face novel. --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.

And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.

--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Published: 02/28/2017
ISBN: 9780062498533
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.90w x 1.60d
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Honor Book
Award: Michael L. Printz Award - Honor Book
Award: William C. Morris YA Debut Award - Winner

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/28/2016
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2016 pg. 171
Booklist 12/15/2016 pg. 48
School Library Journal 01/01/2017 pg. 105
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2017 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
BookPage 03/01/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2017 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2017 pg. 97
Shelf Awareness 02/28/2017
Shelf Awareness 12/19/2017

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 187740 / Hate U Give
Reading Level: 3.9 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 13

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