Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize * Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best * National Book Award Longlist * British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year * Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood 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, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.
Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas’s powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.
PRAISE FOR THE HATE U GIVE
“Stunning.” John Green
“A masterpiece.” The Huffington Post
“An essential read for everyone.” Teen Vogue
“Outstanding.” The Guardian
“This story is necessary. This story is important.” Kirkus (starred review)
“Heartbreakingly topical.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A powerful, in-your-face novel.” Horn Book (starred review)