This collector’s edition of the acclaimed, award-winning novel contains a letter from the author, the meanings behind the names in the book, a map of Garden Heights, fan art, the full, original story that inspired the book, and an excerpt from On the Come Up.
8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best ∙ William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!
"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds
"Stunning." —John Green
"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus (starred review)
"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)
"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —Horn Book (starred review)
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor 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, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. 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 upend her community. It could also endanger her life.
And don't miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas's powerful follow-up to The Hate U Give.
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Angie Thomas made her debut with the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her at www.angiethomas.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book and movie puts into young African American minds that racism and slavery and racial discrimination is still around even if it's not put in plain sight and in regular words for you to read. It teaches kids that you do have a voice and that you should protest and say how you feel. It teaches African American males(young and old) that when you are born you have a target over your head and that people will try to hit that target and knock you down. It teaches all African Americans that you have a voice no matter what your name is and that you should use it. So therefore, anyone who isn't African American doesn't understand the meaning behind the book and movie and would give it a bad rating.
I'd been meaning to read this book since it first came out almost two years ago. I took it home two summers ago planning to read it while school was out. I did not. Then I planned to try to read it last year before I went to the big ALA Convention in New Orleans this past summer and had the chance to maybe meet the author. I did not. I didn't get to meet her, although I did go see a panel she was a part of. Maybe if I'd read the book, I'd have made sure to get to meet her, but of course her lines were really long, so without having read her book, I didn't plan out getting into her line early enough. I will definitely want the chance to meet her, next time there is a chance. I ended up finally reading the book shortly before the movie came out this past fall. I have to say that I loved the book and they did a pretty good job with the movie. Some of my favorite parts were of course left out of the movie. Like, as I read, so many different times I would get the theme song from The Fresh Prince of BelAir stuck in my head. That was not inserted into the movie as much as I'd have liked it to be. As you would expect, they left other things out of the movie, as well as changing some things. While I get some of the things they changed, I don't agree with a couple of them from the end of the movie. Like the part with her younger brother and the gun and the cops, don't like that change or agree with it. I do get why they left the end without the moving part in the movie. Even though in a way, it kind of defeats the way the ending should go according the book. A great book, a great story, a great new author that I can't wait to read more by!
This book is mind blowing. If you go in thinking you understand what racism feels like, if you think you understand police brutality, and if you think you understand why the “black lives matter” movement started, I can assure you, you never understood any of it to this extent. This book left me breathless. It’s not just another book on racism. This is a powerfully spoken book that will move your spirit.
The hate I see, is in this book. All it does is teach division, and misinform young minds.