Read the book that inspired the movie! Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood 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 novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
This new edition includes an exclusive interview: Angie Thomas “in conversation” with Amandla Stenberg and George Tillman Jr.
Also includes Chapter one of Angie’s second novel, On the Come Up.
Movie tie-in edition of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Waterstones Children's Book Prize winner. Now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox, starring Amandla Stenberg No. 1 New York Times bestseller "A classic in the making." The Times "Places a spotlight on Black Lives Matter." Stylist "Passionate and uncompromising." The Observer "A must-read." The Pool "Outstanding." The Guardian "Powerful." Metro
Author Biography: Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel and is the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. Her second novel, On the Come Up, will be published in 2019. You can find her on Twitter@acthomaswrites or visit her website, acthomaswrites.com.
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