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Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg

No. 1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best · National Book Award Longlist · British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year · Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood 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.

Want more of Garden Heights? Catch Maverick and Seven’s story in Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas's powerful prequel to The Hate U Give.


"Stunning." John Green

“A masterpiece.” The Huffington Post

An essential read for everyone.” Teen Vogue

The Guardian

"This story is necessary. This story is important." Kirkus (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." Horn Book (starred review)

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"I shouldn't have come to this party."

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  • "An outstanding debut novel. [It] says more about the contemporary black experience in America than any book I have read for years, whether fiction or non-fiction." (The Guardian)
  • "Thomas' greatly anticipated debut addresses the stark realities of face and police brutality through a teenager's eyes. But it's no grim soapbox: her voice is witty, generous and real." (Entertainment Weekly)
  • "Teenagers need to read this." (Louise O'Neill)

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About Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas is the number-one New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of 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 online at or on Twitter: @angiecthomas.

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