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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.

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ISBN 9781406372151
Published 1 March 2017 by Walker Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie

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ISBN-13 9781406372151
ISBN-10 1406372153
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 March 2017
International Release Date 6 April 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Thomas, Angie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Interest Age 13-19 years
Reading Age 13-19 years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 309g
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 721044

Description of this Book

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. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time. John Green Though Thomas's story is heartbreakingly topical, its greatest strength is in its authentic depiction of a teenage girl, her loving family, and her attempts to reconcile what she knows to be true about their lives with the way those lives are depicted-and completely undervalued-by society at large. Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Beautifully written in Starr's authentic first-person voice, this is a marvel of verisimilitude as it insightfully examines two worlds in collision. An inarguably important book that demands the widest possible readership. Booklist (starred review) Thomas cuts to the heart of the matter for Starr and for so many like her, laying bare the systemic racism that undergirds her world, and she does so honestly and inescapably, balancing heartbreak and humor. With smooth but powerful prose delivered in Starr's natural, emphatic voice, finely nuanced characters, and intricate and realistic relationship dynamics, this novel will have readers rooting for Starr and opening their hearts to her friends and family. This story is necessary. This story is important. Kirkus (starred review) The Hate U Give is tragically timely, hard-hitting, and an ultimate prayer for change. Don't look away from this searing battle for justice. Rally with Starr. Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. You can find her on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.

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