The Hate U Give
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)][Read by Bahni Turpin]The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend's fatal shooting by a police officer.Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves... show more
[Young Adult Fiction (Ages 12-17)][Read by Bahni Turpin]The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend's fatal shooting by a police officer.Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr's best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr's neighborhood becomes a war zone. 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 destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.
Format: Audio CD
Publish date: 2017-02-28
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Pages no: 1
Edition language: English
The Hurt U Give (THUG) An important read for younger readers, especially those who have little in common with the characters in this story. It's vital that more people understand the issue of police brutality from the standpoint of those most often in its crosshairs. This book could go a very long w...
A lot of people have already written great reviews of this book. I highly recommend Obsidian Blue's review, which you can find here, as an example of strong review. I'm not going to try to outdo the reviews that have already been written, so think of this as my voice added to the chorus, focused spe...
Wow. This book was phenomenal. it completely lived up to the hype. I have a lot of thoughts on this so here they are (keep in mind this is coming from an Asian American from the Bay Area): I loved how educational it was. It really made you understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the reali...
Another tough review, mostly because this has been written about by so many at this point that I doubt I have anything much to add. This generation's "The Outsiders", The Hate U Give starts with the murder of an unarmed black teen by a jumpy white cop and tells the story of his friend, a teen girl l...
There's just so much I want to say about this book, I know I'm leaving stuff out even as I prepare to hit "Post." Also, I know that I'm not doing justice to how good this book is. Given that, here's my best shot.--- I'll be honest, the hype around this one turned me off initially. It just didn't see...