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The Hate U Give

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Angie Thomas

Narrated By: Bahni Turpin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: February 2017

Duration: 11 hours 42 minutes


8 starred reviews ∙ 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.


  • Donna Lee G

    Well written-fast moving narrative that brings up a contemporary issue in a real world way. Narration is a beautiful match.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • J O\'Connell

    This book definitely lived up to the hype! Loved listening to it as an audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anais Fathia C

    “What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Yodene J

    This is a good book, it's real! Gives people an insight of how it is to live in different communities and different views!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Cady M

    Really enjoyed this book. It shed light on the current BLM movement and gave the perspective from a 16 year old girl. Great read for young adults, but I think any age could enjoy it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Diane M

    I thought the story was easy to follow and very timely. The narrator was fantastic. I will listen to everything she narrates.

  • Cynthia V

    Excellent book easy to listen to, I love her for that.

  • Stephani G

    Fantastic book. Definitely eye opening and powerful. The narrator is PERFECTION! I highly recommended

  • L k

    An amazing book that makes you think.

  • Melitsa A

    Powerful telling story of Star, a 16 year old black girl who is in the car when her friend is shot by the police after being stopped. 2016, black lives matter, politics of the police shootings is the backdrop to this. Also black girl in a white prep school and how that plays out for her friends there and back home. Lots of issues discussed and raised in a real way. Cursing sprinkled throughout but realistic and real. One to share with your teen especially the beginning. What to do when you are stopped by the police and you are black.