The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Book - 2017
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After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062872340
9780062498533
Branch Call Number: Fiction Thomas TEEN
Characteristics: pages cm
Alternative Title: Hate you give

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Lauren @ Mission and Caitlin @ Joel D. Valdez: Lauren said "Timely, moving, and insightful – a story about race, family, identity, police brutality, and learning to do what’s right even when it’s hard." Caitlin commented, "I had no idea THUGLIFE was an acronym until I read this and... Read More »

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Maureen @ Mission says "It's very timely, given current events, but is also about a girl who exists in multiple worlds."

Soon to be a movie, The Hate U Give is about a teenager witnessing the shooting of her best friend by a police officer.


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WendyLC
Feb 03, 2018

An important story, but not very well written, I'm afraid. I did love the close family and how it was portrayed.

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