The Hate U Give (Paperback)Angie Thomas (author)
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#1 New York Times bestseller
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
"A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post
"A classic in the making that demands to be discussed."-The Times
"Outstanding." -The Guardian
"An essential read for everyone"-Teen Vogue
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, the multi-award-winning The Hate U Give is a powerful and gripping novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm
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 *
"[...] a powerful look at racism in 21st-century America." * The Observer *
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 Pool * 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 -- Nikesh Shukla
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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
“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
“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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