The Hate U Give
Starr is the only witness to a fatal shooting committed by a police officer! Which is more dangerous: telling the truth, or remaining quiet about what she saw?
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"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 neighbourhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. But 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 Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Others are taking to the streets to protest in his name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. But what everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? The only person alive who can answer that is Starr, and what she does, or does not, say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.