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Shines
1.0 out of 5 stars
Totally biased. Hated it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2018
Hated it. What a missed opportunity by the author to present a book that challenges misconceptions....ON BOTH SIDES. This book was completely biased and 100% anti-police. So biased I almost quit halfway through but persevered at 2.0X speed on Audible just in case... See more
Hated it.
What a missed opportunity by the author to present a book that challenges misconceptions....ON BOTH SIDES. This book was completely biased and 100% anti-police. So biased I almost quit halfway through but persevered at 2.0X speed on Audible just in case there was some redemption by the end. Nope.
Facts:
-The fictional victim and his friend have to quickly leave a party WHERE SOMEONE IS MURDERED during a fight. This is the neighborhood at the center of the story. It’s extremely dangerous. (Note that the characters in the book don’t ever discuss or consider that any police in the area that night are likely well aware that a shooting has just taken place at a party...and are probably a little on edge because of it)
-The victim was a drug dealer and was, at a minimum, affiliated with active gangs. (Later, they downplay this fact with a story about how he is only doing it to help his Mom. Well, apparently his Mom also wanted him to get those new fancy shoes and jewelry.) Yes, it would not be possible for the policeman to know he was a drug dealer during the traffic stop. No, it’s not directly relevant to the fact that he was shot. But again, context matters, and the context of this neighborhood is one where there are a relatively high percentage of gang members and drug dealers. In other words, it is dangerous.
-Once pulled over the victim was evasive and refused to answer basic, standard questions that are not unusual for a traffic stop (“Where ya coming from” and he answers “Nunya (business)”. The policeman asked him to get out of the vehicle, he didn’t immediately comply and was pulled from the vehicle.
-The victim was unarmed
-It was nighttime
-The victim opened the car door and was leaning back inside while the policeman returned to his vehicle to check the ID
-The policeman then clearly overreacted and shot him multiple times.
The policeman overreacted. Yes. I think most people will agree with this. The problem I have with the book is the level to which he was proclaimed a Murderer with a capital M. The author doesn’t understand what murder means.
His overreaction is totally apparent in HINDSIGHT only. What was he thinking in the moment? When he had a split second to react, and didn’t know what this person (acting evasively) was reaching into his car to grab? What would YOU or I do in this situation? Its easy to sit on your couch when reading an Amazon review and think “well, I would assume the best of the situation and not overreact”. In the moment? Doubtful. Police are humans, after all. Some are bad, no question. The majority are not. This book does a poor job of exploring the possibility that he was scared for his life in that moment.
I can’t imagine a more dangerous situation for a police officer. It’s nighttime. You are in an area that is known to be extremely violent. Any interaction is going to be possibly dangerous and potentially deadly. All facts that are so well understood by the characters in the story that they MOVE OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY THE END OF THE BOOK DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS.
So we establish that the neighborhood is unbelievably dangerous. We also establish that the victim did not deserve to die at any level. But we should also the say that a police officer during a traffic stop doesn’t know a person’s intentions. A police officer doesn’t know who is in the car, doesn’t know what they are going to do. Especially under these circumstances...It is reasonable for me to understand that a police officer thought his life was in danger when the driver suddenly reached back into his car unexpectedly.
Are there bad police officers in the world? Of course. Are there bad neighborhoods that create situations that cause police to be more on edge in potentially dangerous situations? That’s true too. You’re an idiot if you think otherwise.
The story was fine and the characters were mostly likeable. A lot of cliches. Bad writing (oh, the rose bush that the dad keeps tending to represents the family! ...Eye roll...)
It was an easy read. But I was hoping for a book that would challenge preconceived notions on both sides. Total failure.
At best, this is a book that should just be ignored. At worst, it is dangerous and furthers a broken mindset where police are the enemy. The central character is a hero at the end for throwing tear gas at the police? The police that are in her neighborhood trying to stop rioters from burning down businesses? Nothing in this book makes sense.
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Sarah Hrovat
1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst book I have ever read
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2018
This is easily the worst book that I have ever read. It’s so full of stereotypes and Starr is just sooo hard to feel sorry for. A man got shot yet she’s the victim. The writing in this book is extremely inconsistent and the author condradicts herself constantly. I feel... See more
This is easily the worst book that I have ever read. It’s so full of stereotypes and Starr is just sooo hard to feel sorry for. A man got shot yet she’s the victim. The writing in this book is extremely inconsistent and the author condradicts herself constantly. I feel myself cringing at the phrases that she uses on every other page. The topic of this book is so important and it’s a huge disservice to the black community to be represented in this way. Not only is this book racist towards every group of people, it’s popularity is based off of its topic rather than its literary value, which is very low. I can’t believe a book that is this poorly written has gained this much popularity.
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Be Prepared to Cry, and Laughed, and then read it all over again because it is amazing!!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2017
I had originally said I was not going to read this book, I didn''t know how well I would like it, and I don''t tend to get involved with things that can make life at work harder for me. I literally work with the police, I am a dispatcher, so it is a huge part of my life. I... See more
I had originally said I was not going to read this book, I didn''t know how well I would like it, and I don''t tend to get involved with things that can make life at work harder for me. I literally work with the police, I am a dispatcher, so it is a huge part of my life. I knew going in it was revolved around the BLM movement, and police brutality and I made the decision to read it anyways. I had heard so many good things about it and I just needed to see for myself. First I want to say, it does not at any point in this book bash police officers. It talks about some of the problems in the world and how things happen but it never attacks or sets out to make them out to monsters. I really liked that because most aren''t, they just aren''t, they are humans. Now, Starr is the main character who is involved in a horrible tragedy that leaves her friend from child hood Khalil dead by an officer involved shooting. It was horrible and it was really sad. I hated reading it, I cried my eyes out, Thomas did such an amazing job of making a horrible action into beautiful fiction that made you feel like you were right there. I was so broken by this part of the story. Then reading later on into Starr''s grief was just hard. I don''t know any other way to describe it but there will be tears, so very many tears. That isn''t it though, you see her as they have to fight the system basically, and you are with them through all those emotions. Going to the funeral and seeing his family, destroyed, his mother broken, knowing this isn''t just something that happens in fiction, you cannot help but be moved. Now there was some real good in this book too, like some parts that I laughed until I cried. The scene when her parents are arguing in the middle of a prayer I have read an thousand times since finishing the book because it is the funnies thing I have ever read. Her parents were amazing by the way, her dad was an ex-con but he loved her, he admitted his mistakes but he was there for her. Their relationship was really touching to read because I have always been really close to my own dad. Then there was her mom, and her Uncle Carlos, who was actually a cop and lived in a really good neighborhood too. This was really refreshing to read because so many books, YA especially make parents out to be monsters that don''t care, that aren''t there for their kids. I mean it is like a troupe or something for these stories and it isn''t actually the norm and gets annoying to read, so this book did an amazing job with the parents and family. All around though this story just floored me, it gave me a perspective I have never considered before, offered insights into a world I am not a part of, and I loved every minute of it. I don''t know what it is to watch one friend die by violence of any sort, much less two in the time of my life and I am 26, she is a teenager. It is jarring to see that as someones existence when it is not your own. It taught me to open my eyes... I love it... Honestly I just wanted to pick it right back up and read it again.
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Linn @ Lynx
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Why spread more HATE
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2019
I found this movie to just interested on spreading more HATE in a already HATEFUL society. So the question is why spread more.
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Jessica
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
So important and informative
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
Wow. This book was phenomenal. it completely lived up to the hype. I have a lot of thoughts on this so here they are (keep in mind this is coming from an Asian American from the Bay Area): I loved how educational it was. It really made you understand... See more
Wow. This book was phenomenal. it completely lived up to the hype.

I have a lot of thoughts on this so here they are (keep in mind this is coming from an Asian American from the Bay Area):

I loved how educational it was. It really made you understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the reality of it. It hit every single point and put you right in the middle of it.

I also liked how Angie Thomas made brought up big points in really subtle ways. For example, “Funny how it works with white kids though. It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black” (11). That is so true. People only like black culture when it’s cool , but the minute something bad happens to the black community, they distance themselves from it. But the quote that really hit hard was, “Funny. Slave masters thought they were making a difference in black people’s lives too. Saving them from their ‘wild African ways.’ Same Shit, different century. I wish people them would stop thinking that people like me need saving” (246). I read that quote and was like, damn, preach it girl!

The minority alliance between Starr and Maya made me so happy. It was so good to see a black girl and her Asian best friend team up. Angie Thomas could have done a bit more with it, but it was still nice to see it included. Personally, I think we need more minority alliances because there is more that unites us than divides us and together we can make a big impact. #Asians4BlackLives

I also liked that this tackled interracial dating. It added an extra layer to the complexity of this novel.

The pop culture references were a really nice and unexpected touch. I was definitely not expecting High School Musical and the Jonas Brothers to be mentioned in this book.

Overall, this book was everything. It should be taught in schools because despite being fiction, it was so informative, thought provoking, and leaves the door open for a lot of discussion.
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L. Williams
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Life Changing
Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2017
I''m going to start with this--I just finished this book a little less than an hour ago, and I can already say that it has changed my life. Angie Thomas''s book about 16-year-old Starr Carter left me speechless and crying for so many reasons, and I''m not sure I can... See more
I''m going to start with this--I just finished this book a little less than an hour ago, and I can already say that it has changed my life.

Angie Thomas''s book about 16-year-old Starr Carter left me speechless and crying for so many reasons, and I''m not sure I can even explain why adequately. Starr herself is written perfectly. She''s a high school junior who loves basketball, used to have a massive crush on a Jonas brother, and collects sneakers. She also loves her family, even when they embarrass or frustrate her, is a good student at the private school she attends with almost exclusively rich, white kids (one of whom is her boyfriend), and helps at her dad''s community grocery store when she can.

However, her life is very different from the ones her friends at school live. Starr is the only black girl in her junior class, lives in a poor black neighborhood that sees more than its fair share of gang violence, is the daughter of an ex-gang member who served time in prison, and saw one of her two best friends killed in a drive-by when she was ten years old.

And on the night she is with her other childhood best friend, Khalil, when he is shot in the back by a police officer, despite being unarmed and not doing anything to provoke the officer in any way, she finds herself in the middle of all the fallout from the shooting while still grieving Khalil''s death.

I''m more than a little ashamed to admit that I''m a privileged white woman in a tiny, primarily white community who has never really even given a ton of thought to the Black Lives Matter movement. I have heard the news, and I felt a piece of the injustice of it all, but prior to reading The Hate U Give, I had never really tried to imagine what the black community really felt. I''m still a privileged white woman in a tiny, primarily white community, which means that I will never really be able to understand what the black community feels, but I''m trying, and I''m trying so much harder than I ever did before.

As far as a review, I''m not sure what to say. This is young adult fiction, so I knew it wouldn''t be the level of writing to which I''m accustomed. However, Angie Thomas still did an excellent job of creating living, breathing characters and thought-provoking text that made me grab my highlighter many times as I read. The teenagers spoke exactly as teenagers do without coming across as cliché at all, and I usually find that adult young adult writers either try TOO hard to make teenage characters sound like teenagers OR they make them sound entirely too grown up (I''m looking at you in The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. Yeah. I said it.). Thomas, however, nailed it.

Meanwhile, The Hate U Give is filled with the kind of profound statements that I never expected from young adult fiction, but they still felt completely natural and appropriate--statements that made me, as an adult, stop and question my own behaviors and thoughts. Statements like the following:

"I always said that if I saw it happen to somebody, I would have the loudest voice, making sure the world knew what went down. Now I am that person, and I''m too afraid to speak."

"The truth casts a shadow over the kitchen--people like us in situations like this become hashtags, but they rarely get justice."

"That''s the problem. We let people say stuff, and they say it so much that it becomes okay to them and normal for us. What''s the point in having a voice if you''re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn''t be?"

When I finished this book a little while ago, I sobbed like I haven''t at the end of a book in a LONG time. I sobbed for Khalil and his community, but more so for the list of real names at the end (that''s not a spoiler...promise). There were plenty of moments in the book that made me chuckle a little that helped break up the heaviness of the book (especially when DeVante, Seven, and Starr start making fun of white people, because, let''s be honest, everything they said was true), but the weight of the truth this book made me see hit me like a ton of bricks. I''m white. I never have to worry about one of my sons being killed by the police simply for their skin color. And I will never understand that particular reality. Instead, I have been living inside my safe little bubble where I believed that ALL police officers are good and ALL police officers are just trying to do their jobs and racism is really not THAT bad in our country. I never allowed myself to see that SOME police officers are downright racist, and SOME police officers are scared of young, black men simply because they are young, black men, and people of color ARE treated differently, and ANY racism IS that bad.

The Hate U Give started changing all that. It enabled me to step into the shoes of a 16-year-old black girl who saw her childhood best friend shot simply because he was young, black, and in a neighborhood with a bad reputation. It also enabled me to see that the lives behind the news headlines are so much more complicated than I am often led to believe, but Angie Thomas never did any of that in a way that placed all the blame on the police. The blame was definitely there, but Starr also acknowledges that there are still a lot of good police officers who don''t agree with the actions of their colleagues, and although she helped me to understand the sentiment behind rioting, she also acknowledges that the damage done by rioting is usually to her own community only. And underneath it all, Angie Thomas makes it clear that Starr''s community had its own problems from within that were not the fault of the police at all. Instead of placing blame on ANYONE, Angie Thomas is making readers see that there are definitely two sides to every story, and for most of us, we have only REALLY heard one of them.
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Thomas Powis
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
BEWARE
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
My grand daughter and I have a book club together. She mentioned hearing about this book and thought it would be one we could read. I bought the book to check it out. I read the 1st line and thought "OH MY" but gave it a chance. I read the next three pages and threw... See more
My grand daughter and I have a book club together. She mentioned hearing about this book and thought it would be one we could read. I bought the book to check it out. I read the 1st line and thought "OH MY" but gave it a chance. I read the next three pages and threw the book down. If I believed in book burning I would burn book. People want to rewrite some of the classics because of the "N" word in them, but the words and situations and stereo types in this book are far worst. It degrades people and sends out a bad message to our young people of today...Where is the HOPE>
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Faith (Stilllookingood58)
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Too much profanity
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2019
This book is full of cursing by the kids and the parents. Not good for teens who don''t go in for such things, or adults for that matter.
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Joanne Sheppard
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Powerfully honest and important - and beautifully written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2017
Starr Carter, a black American teenager, leads something of a double life. She lives with her parents, brother Sekani and half-brother Seven in a poor, black neighbourhood, Garden Heights, where gang membership, drug dealing and shootings are rife. But every day,...See more
Starr Carter, a black American teenager, leads something of a double life. She lives with her parents, brother Sekani and half-brother Seven in a poor, black neighbourhood, Garden Heights, where gang membership, drug dealing and shootings are rife. But every day, 16-year-old Starr makes a 45-minute journey to a private school in a predominantly white, affluent suburb where she has almost no black friends. The issue is not that she can''t fit in there - she has plenty of mostly white friends and a steady relationship with her white boyfriend - but rather that she''s acutely aware that she''s constantly modifying her behaviour in order to do so. Her wealthy friends don''t come to her house in ''the ghetto'' for sleepovers. She speaks differently at school. And although she can recite the Black Panthers'' Ten-Point Programme off by heart, she''s reluctant to be seen as the ''angry black girl''. One evening, Starr gets a lift home from a Garden Heights party from her childhood best friend, Khalil. When their car is pulled over by a white police officer, Starr is instantly fearful - and she''s right to be. The officer shoots Khalil dead, and Starr is the only witness. The relative stability of her life is shattered, both at home and at school, and the implications of Khalil''s death and Starr''s testimony against the police have an alarming ripple effect as tension mounts and danger builds. This is a powerfully honest and important book, seemingly inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. It has Starr''s strong and distinctive voice - bright, perceptive and funny - at its heart and a vivid cast of characters who feel real and credible from their very first appearances on the page. There are few absolutes here: you''ll be hard pushed to find a character who is 100% saint or sinner and motives and circumstances are often complicated. Starr''s Uncle Carlos, for example, also happens to be a cop; her father Maverick, who now runs a successful grocery store, is a former gang member. The Hate U Give raises many questions, some of them uncomfortable, and it''s rightly uncompromising in its portrayal of racism, whether it''s outright victimisation, institutional prejudice or casual assumptions. The Hate U Give is aimed primarily at teenagers (and I''d make it compulsory reading in schools, personally) but it''s every bit as thought-provoking and absorbing for adults: it''s a remarkably detailed exploration of the black working class experience in the US. This book made me angry and it made me sad (and if you''re a white person like me and you feel neither of those things when you read this book, you really ought to take a long hard look at yourself), but it also left me feeling hopeful that the future is in the hands of activists as smart, brave and passionate as Starr.
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Miss K. Southern
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A classic in the making, this book will open minds...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2018
Boy, this book is front carriage of the hype train! Having spent week after week on the New York Times Bestsellers list and being covered by 99% of the blogosphere, I''ve seen it EVERYWHERE. It made me desperate to read it, but also nervous that my expectations were being...See more
Boy, this book is front carriage of the hype train! Having spent week after week on the New York Times Bestsellers list and being covered by 99% of the blogosphere, I''ve seen it EVERYWHERE. It made me desperate to read it, but also nervous that my expectations were being built to such great heights. I always feel that books receiving such hype tend to disappoint most of the time, and I found that a tiny bit here. I wasn''t totally blown away as I expected. That being said, this was an amazing read on a topic that really needs far more coverage than it gets and is very fresh in today''s political climate. Thomas writes SO well. I felt that I was reading from the perspective of a teenager, and while it was hard to get my head around some of the common slang found in black culture and the common ''tropes'' it was an interesting insight into how gang warfare has come about, and the true injustices that PoCs face. The truth about white privilege and ignorance was hard to read of course. But it needs to be in order for change to happen. I loved the feeling of family that this book highlighted, not just in Starr''s home, but in the whole community. Te relationship between Starr''s mother and father was a joy to read. The idea of two worlds that Starr lives in is really clever too and seeing the personality changes and her awareness of that was both sad and eye-opening. As I said, this book didn''t totally bowl me over. Some of the humour was good but some of it a little cheesy, and I feel like Thomas took a lot of racial frustrations out on EVERY white character, including Chris who was pretty much reduced to ''Am I allowed to say this? I can say that too? Please feel free to mock me how you like but do tell me if I''m overstepping any lines.'' It was interesting to recognise ignorance within the white characters though and realise that I have seen friends or have done some of those things myself. Books like this will open minds and start discussions and for me this is what I want from a book.
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Amy Elizabeth
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The Hate U Give follows the story of sixteen-year-old Starr and ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2017
If you read just one book this year, please make it this one; I know I’m not the first to rave about it but believe the hype, it’s all true. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give follows the story of sixteen-year-old Starr and what happens when she...See more
If you read just one book this year, please make it this one; I know I’m not the first to rave about it but believe the hype, it’s all true. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, The Hate U Give follows the story of sixteen-year-old Starr and what happens when she becomes the only witness to the fatal shooting of a friend at the hands of a police officer. As she finds herself at the middle of a media circus, trying to balance her life becomes more and more difficult as she seeks justice for Khalil whilst trying to maintain her own safety, and that of her family. It’s not just the timeliness and poignancy of the story, but the characters which make this book so incredibly readable and wonderful. In the first instance, Starr is just someone you want to be friends with, and there is a real focus on her family, who are all fantastic characters in their own right, as well as being amazing in their supporting roles. Everyone in the book felt fleshed out and important, from her ex-drug-dealer father to her Asian best friend, and they all had their own storylines that ultimately fed into the wider plot. Basically, this is some complex writing that will still have you tearing through it to find out what happens – which is a surprisingly rare thing to find. I teared up on more than one occasion; anyone who has followed #BlackLivesMatter will recognise just how *real* this story is, which makes it all the more heartbreaking, but I also felt like it left room for hope, too.
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DodgilyArtful
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like teaching African American children how to behave in front ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 5, 2018
There are some important and powerful moments here, like teaching African American children how to behave in front of the police and having them recite parts of the Black Panthers'' Ten-Point Plan. Valuable, real, shocking, warm. But there''s also a lot of hand-wringing over...See more
There are some important and powerful moments here, like teaching African American children how to behave in front of the police and having them recite parts of the Black Panthers'' Ten-Point Plan. Valuable, real, shocking, warm. But there''s also a lot of hand-wringing over what to wear to prom and the best way to respond to a Tumblr post. I know I''m not the target audience, but I still want to believe that you shouldn''t have to try so hard to reach them. Still there''s much to praise here, even if Starr''s parents send her straight back to school the day after witnessing a murder when she is clearly exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. I just wish the author had trusted that her teen readers don''t need things hammered home with soap-opera tropes in order to get the point.
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Rajane Kaur
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Great book - please read!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2017
I implore everyone to read this book - especially non PoC''s. As a British non black PoC this book still was very difficult to read in parts as it hits home as to what has always being going on (but more recently publicised) in the US and sometimes UK. Written incredibly...See more
I implore everyone to read this book - especially non PoC''s. As a British non black PoC this book still was very difficult to read in parts as it hits home as to what has always being going on (but more recently publicised) in the US and sometimes UK. Written incredibly well, Starr''s character is modern and cool and someone I see on social media all over the place. The accounts that ring so true to exact situations you have probably heard in the news were harrowing to read over again but integral to the storyline and highlighting police brutality on black people. Would definitely recommend this book and really hoping that the film does it justice
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