The Hate U Give (Paperback)
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Paperback 464 Pages / Published: 06/04/2017
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The 2018 Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner is an incendiary piece of work, which tackles race, violence and poverty with such raw honesty and fearlessness as to mark a new page in the evolution of the YA novel. Unflinching and immensely powerful, The Hate U Give speaks to twenty-first century society as few other books can hope to.

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

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for April 2018

Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Now a major motion picture

My parents didn’t raise me to fear the police, just to be smart around them. They told me it’s not smart to move whilst a cop has his back to you.

Khalil does.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful, gripping and piercingly relevant YA novel about inequality, police violence, 21st century prejudice and one girl’s struggle for justice.

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.

‘The Hate U Give is an outstanding debut novel and says more about the contemporary black experience in America than any book I have read for years, whether fiction or non-fiction.’ – The Guardian

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Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406372151
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.' - John Green

'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

'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

'The Hate U Give is going to be one of the most important books of 2017, no hyperbole, just facts.' - Nikesh Shukla, writer and editor of The Good Immigrant 

'Despite the darkness of its subject, this convincing, compelling and empathetic book is sometimes funny, too. Enlightening about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need to speak out, it is also important.' - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

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“Stunning Debut”

Wow! What a book, this is such an amazing, intimate and powerful read, one that I highly recommend everyone to read. This book is filled with compassion, wit and humour. I had so many different emotions whilst reading... More

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“I urge you to read one of the most important books of 2017”

This is a book I wouldn't usually have picked up- a book about a young adult growing up in America with her teen friendships and loves. However the voice of Starr is completely believable and you really want... More

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“Characters you can believe in”

Beautifully written. The story and characters were very believable. A heartbreaking story. Starr and Kenya went to a house party hosted by a guy named Darius. Khakil who Starr had known since she was three turned up... More

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