The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

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Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!"Absolutely riveting!" ?Jason Reynolds"Stunning." ?John Green"This story is necessary. This story is important." ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"Heartbreakingly topical." ?Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A marvel of verisimilitude." ?Booklist (starred review)"A powerful, in-your-face novel." ?The 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.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780062498557
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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georgiawhelan
May 05, 2019

That’s horrible what you said WDWfanGURL

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WDWfanGURL
Apr 30, 2019

The
Hate
U
Give

Little
Infants
F**ks
Every one
#THUGLIFE

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Apr 24, 2019

When I informed TH that I had signed the Library Pledge to complete this Community Read title, he had a funny reaction. He said "well then Honey, you HAVE to read the book; a pledge is just like a contract. Get reading" It took me 2 months to complete this since he never stops streaming :)!

What I liked best was that Starr and her family (along with others in the neighborhood) refuse to let the injustice suffered color their outlook. I really appreciated the ending, even though it, of course, was not the conclusion we all would have liked to see. I think pretty much everybody should read this title! It is a great glimpse at the life lived by too many of our fellow citizens. Don't forget to follow up the reading with discussions about how you too can make a difference; remember we're all in this together!! It really will take all of us to see justice done!

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jmpro109
Apr 23, 2019

Amazing. This book was suggested by a friend. It is my first book that I have read outside of my genre and it hasn't been my last. Where I still love my love stories by a select few authors, I am now enjoying books regarding social/societal issues. I know that this is happening in our society and wish I could get others who believe all are treated equal would read this to try to gain a sense of understanding from another viewpoint.

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Suzanne_A
Apr 21, 2019

This novel has given me an in-depth view of the lives of not only African-Americans but also other minorities. Starr's story was really inspiring and reveals the truth in a way that can really hit your heart. If you didn't believe it from the news or from history books, The Hate U Give will show you the reality of this predicament.

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WoodneathRachel
Apr 18, 2019

I enjoyed(?) this because the author is an amazing writer with a real gift for creating unique characters and giving each of them (EVEN THE SECONDARY AND TERTIARY CHARACTERS!) a fully-realized distinctive voice. The subject matter was tough, especially given the fact that the writing was so good - the situation felt disturbingly real, and the setting and characters were places and people that I have encountered in my own life. Overall I wouldn't say it was a "fun" read or even one of my "favorite" books - but it was really worthwhile to read it and I certainly couldn't put it down - I read it in three hours.

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scribby
Apr 16, 2019

If this is really a first novel, Ms. Thomas is going to make a lot of us would-be writers work harder. The characters (and each’s “authentic” voice) are deeply felt, as are the descriptions of the appalling situation that makes the bulk of the story. The slow build-up to the (literally) explosive climax is so well-handled that I read the whole second half in one sitting; like the characters, I found no place to rest. (Also I haven’t shed this many tears over a YA book since Jerry Spinelli’s heartbreaking “Stargirl”, which this book references in the name of the narrator.) But this is more than a well-written piece of fiction. It is a call to activism against the intolerable plight of some members of our society. It’s shocking in places, and has a lot of “bad” language – but that’s part of the point and I think it must be read.

It's hard to put into words how important this book is. The world is very different for people of color, no matter how much people talk about equality. We are not equal, and the "Star" of this book does an amazing job showing how easily things get mixed up in the media and sometimes innocent people get hurt, because we are fueled by fear.

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Wizardofwords
Apr 06, 2019

The story is well done to vividly illustrate the challenges faced by people of color. Although it is a Young Adult fiction book, I would recommend the book for adults as well as teens. Looking forward to reading future books from Ms. Thomas.

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vkazhipu
Mar 31, 2019

Very good book. Holds a strong message. Would definitely recommend!

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May 01, 2019

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Apr 21, 2019

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Apr 13, 2019

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Mar 24, 2019

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blue_eagle_2085
Mar 09, 2019

Sexual Content: Nothing actually happens but it's implied.

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blue_eagle_2085
Mar 09, 2019

Violence: Shootings, police brutality

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blue_eagle_2085
Mar 09, 2019

Coarse Language: Lots of curse words.

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donutwombat
Aug 27, 2017

Violence: Witness of murder

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CYU_BJ
Aug 01, 2017

Violence: police shooting, vivid description of a friend's death

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CYU_BJ
Aug 01, 2017

Coarse Language: extreme profanity, but not to the extent that teenagers can't handle

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

Violence: Police brutality, domestic violence

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auri_12
Feb 08, 2019

Starr, the young lady, had a somewhat difficult life. In school she was one person but at home and in her neighborhood she was another. One weekend she went out with her friend. Then she saw an old friend,Khalil, and they just danced. Khalil and Starr then left the party and Khalil was driving Starr home. They got pulled over and the officer had Khalil come out the car while Starr had her hands on the dashboard because her father had taught her what to do in case of these things since she is black. Khalil was joking around and reached into the car and the officer got scared and shot him. That's where it started, Starr was very upset and scared. She was scared to talk about what happened since Khalil was in a gang and the gang would come after her even if the main one was her uncle. A lot happened after that but Starr got the courage and finally stood for what was right.

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

Starr Carter is a girl with a foot in two worlds. By day, she attends Williamson, a suburban prep school where she is one of only two black students in her year. In the evening, she goes home to Garden Heights, the city’s poor, black neighbourhood, where she has lived all her life. She is one person at home and another person at school, because she can’t be too “bougie” in the neighbourhood, or too “ghetto” at school. But the wall she has carefully built between her two selves begins to crumble when she is the only witness to a police officer shooting and killing her childhood friend, Khalil. The killing gains national headlines as protestors take to the streets to protest the murder of yet another unarmed black boy. In the day’s following Khalil’s death, Starr faces a choice between remaining silent, and speaking up. But even if she can find her voice, will it be enough to get justice for Khalil?

SPL_Brittany Apr 09, 2017

"Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right."

Sixteen year old Starr moves between two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she lives and the affluent high school she attends. The uneasy balance is shattered when she becomes a witness to the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was black, unarmed, and doing nothing wrong.

Soon afterwards, the media gains interest, and Khalil’s death becomes a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, a gangbanger even a drug dealer. While the police don’t seem interested in finding out what really happened, rioting begins and protesters take to the streets in Khalil’s name, as his death ignites long held tensions between the black community and their treatment by the police.

Throughout, Starr struggles with her identity as her two worlds collide. Her fear is palpable as she confronts system that she knows is working against her. She’s afraid to speak out yet worries that if she does not Khalil’s murderer could escape justice. Will she find her voice for Khalil?

Angie Thomas writes a beautiful, timely and emotionally charged novel about a teenage girl dealing with very real and complex relationships. Thomas confronts issues of race and class sending an incredibly powerful message to readers as well as those wanting to understand the blacklivesmatter movement. Her writing style and characters will engage you from page one, and will have readers falling in love with the entire Carter family. An engrossing and refreshing read, it is hard to believe that this is Thomas’s first novel, already the rights have been given for this to be made into a feature film.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0 Mar 24, 2019

pg 17 But even if I grew up in it, I wouldn't understand fighting over streets nobody owns.

pg 65 Khalil matters to us, not the stuff he did

pg 165 Her words (Mom) used to have power. If she said it was fine, it was fine. But after you've held two people as they took their last breaths, words like that don't mean shit anymore.

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LexiLou2
Jan 08, 2019

We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?

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shayshortt
Apr 18, 2017

It seems like they always talk about what he may have said, what he may have done, what he may not have done. I didn’t know a dead person could be charged in his own murder, you know?

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