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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.
From the Publisher
The Hate U Give
8 Starred Reviews
Junior Library Guild Selection
New York Magazine – 11 Young-Adult Books for Stoking the Feminist Fire
The Fader – 7 Writers of Color You Should be Reading in 2017
Teen Vogue – 10 Diverse Books by YA Authors of Color to Read in 2017
Entertainment Weekly – 20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017
Bustle – 16 Young Adult Novels to Read in 2017, According to YA Authors
Featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Essence, and more!
Meet the Author
Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books.
A powerful debut – School Library Journal.
This story is necessary. This story is important. – Kirkus Reviews.
Heartbreakingly topical – Publishers Weekly.
An important and timely novel that reflects the world today’s teens inhabit.- VOYA .
A message that will resonate with all young people concerned with fairness – Bulletin Center for Children’s Books.
A powerful, in-your-face novel – Horn Book.
Thomas’s clear and honest writing moves beyond sound bites to represent the real people and communities behind the headlines – Shelf Awareness.
A marvel of verisimilitude – Booklist.