The Hate U Give: FREE First 6 chapters

By Angie Thomas

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

"A stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time." John Green Read an exclusive six-chapter sample of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give – the book everyone's talking about. 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.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: PDF
  • ISBN: 9781406379341
  • Published: 13 Mar 2017
  • Price: £0.00
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  • Pages: 80

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'Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.' John Green

'“Despite the darkness of its subject, this convincing, compelling and empathetic book is sometimes funny, too. Enlightening about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the need to speak out, it is also important.” Children's Book of the Week' The Sunday Times

'“Thomas’s debut The Hate U Give is currently number one on The New York Times’ Young Adult Best Seller list. Inspired by the “anger frustrations and hurt” she felt after the killing of Oscar Grant in 2011, it’s a story that places a spotlight on #BlackLivesMatter at this crucial point in history.”' Stylist

'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)

'Already one of the most talked-about YA titles of the year on both sides of the Atlantic, this blistering debut is unmissable. [...]Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, it's an incredibly powerful and important exploration on how prejudice and racism look today, not only in the media and authorities but in families and friendships too. The storytelling is completely absorbing, packed with drama and heartbreak but funny and full of heart, with a vulnerable, inspirational and very real heroine in Starr. Big things are ahead: movie rights have already gone to Fox 2000, with Amanda Stenberg (Rue from "The Hunger Games") set to star, and numerous international book deals have also been confirmed.' The Bookseller

'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

'As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, The Hate You Give serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting!' Jason Reynolds, National Book Award long-listed author of Ghost

'Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human. Everyone should read this book.' Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

'Teenagers need to read this.' Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours

'The Hate U Give is astoundingly good. It’s heartbreaking, enraging, surprisingly tender, and unexpectedly hilarious. Starr is one of the best main characters I’ve ever read. She’s funny, smart, loyal, flawed, and brave. THUG is an honest, authentic, searing depiction of what life can be like for black teens in America. This book is incredibly important and timely – but that isn’t what makes it so special. It’s Starr’s voice, the wonderful cast of characters, and Angie’s brilliant writing. A phenomenal debut that everyone should read.' Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

'The Hate U Give is going to be one of the most important books of 2017, no hyperbole, just facts.' Nikesh Shukla, writer and editor of The Good Immigrant

'Pair this powerful debut with Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys to start a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.' School Library Journal (starred review)

'This book. What a stunner. Put it straight on your 2017 reading list.' Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow

'“Stunning, vital wake-up call of a novel about racism, social inequality and not giving up told through the eyes of an incredible, unforgettable sixteen-year-old. […]Alongside the intense struggles and conflicts faced by Starr’s family and community, there are some truly heart-melting moments between Starr and her white boyfriend Chris (their shared love of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is super cute), and also between Starr and her parents. Complex, gripping, stirring and so, so important – I can’t recommend this remarkable debut enough.”' LoveReading, Joanne Owen

'“The Hate U Give is simply brilliant. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this novel is not just a profoundly important novel providing social commentary on race, but it’s also one that raises the black community’s voice loud and proud by providing a marginalised community with an authentically black, vocal and strong female voice – one that we don’t see nearly enough of in fiction. […] It’s educational, empowering, heartbreaking and speaks up loudly for an ignored, ill-treated and maligned community simply longing to be heard and to be viewed as equal humans. Most importantly though, it’s a book about finding your voice and finding the light in a world where people simply put out the light without your permission. Read it. It will change your life. It changed mine profoundly”' W24.co.za

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