The Hate U Give

Author(s) Angie Thomas
Age Group 14-17
Publisher Balzer + Bray
ISBN 978-0062498533
Year 2017
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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the low-income neighborhood where she lives and the elite 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. 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.

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