The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Book - 2017
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WeBeYYC
Dec 12, 2018

Bev recommends

JCLDevinB Dec 09, 2018

Angie Thomas is an absolute powerhouse of emotional exploration and nuance. The Hate U Give blew my high expectations right out of the water and left me twisted in a knot of hope, dispare, anguish, pain, and still boundlessly inspired to push back against the systematic inequities in this country that lead to people being murdered by the very institutions sworn to protect them. If you are able I suggest listening to the audiobook, the actor is phenomenal (but maybe don't listen to this in the car or at work unless you want to be sobbing in public).

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seaxfamx
Dec 04, 2018

Good story with appealing characters. Especially good for young adults who want to explore race and racism from the viewpoint of a 16 year-old Black girl.

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swheeler89
Dec 04, 2018

Great read to challenge previously held viewpoint. Thomas tells a hard story thru the eyes of a teenager. Can we make this required reading in the school system?....

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black_raven_314
Nov 29, 2018

And some people think white people are racist i'd say its the other way around. this book is complete trash.

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maribariu
Nov 29, 2018

I love how every name with Angie has a meaning.
Star means light
Seven means perfection
Sekani means joy
Maverick means independent
Lisa means Oath of God
Khalil means companion
I like how these names are a part of the characters, I love the power it gives them.

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cannotbeheard
Nov 28, 2018

This book was fantastic. I watched the movie first because the book has been on hold from the library for so long. This is one of those cases where the movie was amazing too and I strongly recommend it as well. They were different in so many ways that at some points it felt like it was a different story. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It has such important points and helps put things into perspective if you did not grow up in the same situation. I'm not black and I can't pretend to know what it is like to be afraid of cops. I can't pretend to know how it feels to snitch on someone who killed my best friends or how it would feel not to. This book truly helps explain why Black Lives Matter is not saying all lives don't matter. It is saying you can't justify anyone's death. We are all guilty of something but that doesn't mean anyone deserves to be shot, unarmed, and the only "threatening" part about you is the color of your skin. Black lives matter is probably one of the most important movements since I have been alive. I love that in the book, Starr's uncle is a cop and to hear that perspective as well. This book is so well written. I got through it so fast. I couldn't wait to hear more.

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jamiehaak
Nov 25, 2018

Powerful book. My daughter is only 15 months old but this book is going on my personal required reading list for her when she is older. I also think it should be required reading for everyone NOW, from junior high to adults.

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T_69
Nov 22, 2018

An AMAZING book!

IndyPL_ShelbyP Nov 20, 2018

This book hits home with how real it feels. It is very eye opening and moving to read a story that addresses something that is relevant in our society today in a first person perspective, even if it is a fictional one. While there were times I wanted to cry because of the sadness I felt for Starr and everything she has to go through in this book, Thomas also put a strong focus on family and community in her book and it was delightful to read.

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leslie_d_
Nov 20, 2018

an absolute must.

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rhssally
Nov 19, 2018

amazing

What is there to say about this book that hasn't already been written. It's fiction, but it could be the true story behind any of the high profile police shootings in the past several years. Because it hits so close to home for so many, it can be difficult to get through. But, Thomas writes her characters in such a way that you feel their joy as much as you feel their pain, you feel the warm embrace of the community, of Starr's parents, her loved ones, just as deeply as you feel her grief.

KatieD_KCMO Nov 14, 2018

What is there to say about this book that hasn't already been written. It's fiction, but it could be the true story behind any of the high profile police shootings in the past several years. Because it hits so close to home for so many, it can be difficult to get through. But, Thomas writes her characters in such a way that you feel their joy as much as you feel their pain, you feel the warm embrace of the community, of Starr's parents, her loved ones, just as deeply as you feel her grief.

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navy_wolf_412
Nov 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 06, 2018

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that is a everlasting read! This book introduces people to both sides of a deep topic that many seem to overlook or dismiss. This book opens us up to a girl named Starr who has trouble with her true self when she has to have different personalities of herself while with two different groups of important people in her life, and it all turns even more difficult in her life when something tragic happens which makes everything spin out of control. This book talks about society's truth on how black people are treated and viewed and everyone else as whole. I highly recommend this book, as it brings us through the emotions of being racially profiled and you learn about a different point of view of someone other than yourself. This book is beautifully narrated in a black female's perspective, and as though it is in her point of view, she speaks the truth of our reality and exposes what others fail to see that is really happening. I strongly recommended this book to anyone who is in love or can relate with a strong character like Starr or who just want to read this beautiful book by the wonderful Angie Thomas! Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Stars
@PocketFullOfBooks22 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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mrbobiscool
Nov 04, 2018

Important coming of age perspective about police shootings and African American identity. I wish I read this book in high school.

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thatstoot
Nov 02, 2018

Starr move between 2 worlds and she fatal shooting of Starr best friend Khalil, Khalil was a drug dealer. Starr neighborhood became a war zone. How I felt about the book was good because I like how it explains the shooting and how Starr wanted to get justice for her best friend Khalil and how she was feeling. No, I haven't read other books by this author and no I haven't read anything about witnessing a shooting that happened in front of you. I liked this booked more than the rest because I like how it explains everything like it caught my eye first 3 pages. I would recommend this book for students age 15 and up because it has bad words in it like cussing & etc but, parents, teachers & etc can also read it because it is a good book to read and you will really enjoy it because it caught my eye on the first pages.

VaughanPLTiziana Nov 01, 2018

I absolutely loved this book. It's powerful, inspiring, and instills the message that everyone has a voice and the power to make a difference. I also really enjoyed the way this book was written. Quick and easy read. I definitely recommend it!

VaughanPLShelly Nov 01, 2018

This book should be on everyone's 'to read' list. It is easily one of the best books ever written in recent years.

nwhite1 Nov 01, 2018

If you haven't had a chance to read this book yet - go see the movie. It's a great adaptation. Both the book and the film are a must!

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KorrAnn
Oct 31, 2018

This is an amazing book, that talks about societies truth on how they treat and view black people and everyone else as whole. I highly recommend this book, as it brings us through the emotions of being racially profiled. This book is narrated in a black female's perspectives, and as though it is in her point of view, she speaks the truth of our reality and exposes what others fail to see what is really happening.

IndyPL_NicoleN Oct 29, 2018

This book is very relevant to today's current events of racial profiling and police brutality that make it into the news. Starr, a teenager, deals with tragedy as best as she can. Along the way she learns how to stand up and make her voice heard.

OPL_DavidD Oct 24, 2018

An important book about finding the courage to speak up and living with trauma. The book builds a lot of empathy for Starr's character as she grows and navigates dealing with a tragedy and living in two very different worlds.

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wong_4
Oct 21, 2018

This is an amazing book!


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