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Quick Thoughts: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


9780062498533_p0_v9_s1200x630The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre/Themes/Demo: YA, Contemporary

Release Date: February 28th 2017

Page Count: 464

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9780062498533

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Maria's Rating -5-01


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.

Quick Thoughts

  • I slept on this one for too long guys & I’m sorry
  • I meant to read it as soon as it came out, but I didn’t and I truly am very pissed at myself for that
  • I wanted to be sure that I was ready to read this one mentally, but honestly it’s not as hard to read as you may think
  • yes, it deals with very difficult and relevant topics, but I think that Angie Thomas did a great job in making this story extremely down to earth and relatable
  • it wasn’t as harrowing as I was expecting, yet it still delivered a powerful message
  • I absolutely cannot wait to see the upcoming film adaptation

About 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. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg attached to star.

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