The Hate U Give

  • by Angie Thomas
  • Narrated by Bahni Turpin
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas' searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. Soon to be a major motion picture from Fox 2000/Temple Hill Productions.
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.


What the Critics Say

"[Narrator Bahni] Turpin's portrayals of all the characters are rich and deep, environments are evocatively described, and Starr's fraught struggles to understand life's complexities are believable." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


This book was so well read - the performance was excellent. It saddens me that people are forced to live like that. Forced to do things they know are wrong.
Lastly, the family dynamics are awesome!!
Please write more books!!!
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- Kindle Customer

This is now

The performance of this book was beautifully done. I love readers like Bonnie. Her voice is crisp, clear and emotional in all the right places.
In light of all the racial unrest in the last several years this book is a good beginning to teach the current generations just what it's like to be on the "other side." No matter your race or beliefs, this is a must read book. There are serious issues raised here and the story tells of them in a clear manner.
Thank you Angie Thomas for writing this. I hope you write more.
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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-28-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio