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The Hate U Give

Written by: Angie Thomas
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018 and the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping young-adult novel about one girl's struggle for justice.

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.

©2017 Angela Thomas (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Good read.

​This is so utterly beautiful..that I fail to find words that can... suitably elocute my experience. I felt that I was experiencing the characters, their pains & pangs, everything felt real. 

Loved it! 

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-19

a great book wonderfully read

a great book with a message, wonderfully read in a way that brings the characters and story to life

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  • Faith Howes
  • 12-03-19

Incredible performance!

The book is absolutely fantastic, as I’m sure most people know by now, but I truly cannot say enough about Bahni Turpin‘s interpretation! She truly brought this novel and all it’s complex characters to life in an authentic and moving way. This is one audiobook that shouldn’t be passed over!

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  • from one of the smaller moons of Jupiter
  • 10-04-19

Entertaining, powerful but a bit YA

I got this book without knowing too much about it and tbh probably wouldn't have listened to it if I knew it was in the young adult category of fiction (me being a middle-aged man) But having said that even though it does feel very YA at times with a lot of focus on teenage concerns (early relationships, teen entertainment) and some of the dialogue feels a little clunky, I still got caught up in the story, characters and it's dealing with the ills of society. It does develop somewhat predictably but that's sort of in keeping with the feel of the book.
One thing which makes it as entertaining as it is, is the narration by Bahni Turpin which is excellent and one of the best performances I've heard on an audiobook.
Overall I recommend it with maybe some reservations if you're an old codger like me (glad I listened to it overall though) and I think younger readers would gain a lot from its powerful message.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-19

brilliant

I have not seen the movie, but if it's as amazing as this audio book then I will take the time out to watch it.

Bahni Turpin's narration is oscar worthy.

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  • 02-04-19

brilliant

well written and well read we need more audio narrators like Bahni Turpin to bring audio books to life

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-19

A beautiful must read.

Amazing book and even more amazing narration! Such an immersive experience thanks to Bahni Turpin and such an important book that everyone must learn, read and breathe.

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  • Ej N.
  • 25-05-19

Awesome

It was quite simply a great read which is highly recommended to all. Great work!

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  • WB
  • 13-05-19

Great story!

I would highly recommend this book. The story is thought provoking in so many different ways and you don’t need to be a black person to understand or feel compassion. The book made me laugh, smile and cry. The narration is fantastic. The start was a little slow but honestly worth the listen!

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  • GVA, CH
  • 09-05-19

Excellent engaging and all too believable

The headlines are too common - unarmed black youth killed by police. This book goes behind the headlines and the rhetoric of “black lives matter” & “blue lives also matter” to tell a story of ordinary people trying to get by - their humanity and our common struggles are what come out of this, but also the daily fear and humiliations caused by “racial profiling”. A really great read.

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  • Emma Jackson
  • 28-04-19

Good But Short

Touching, insightful and well-paced but too short for me. Also moments of obvious-adult-writing-teen-character. Recommend reading

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  • Dena
  • 28-04-19

Everyone needs to hear this

This is a story that needs to be shared. Beautifully narrated, with a powerful message that reflects our modern history and our present.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-19

Inspiring and Eye opening!!

The story was eye opening and revealed so much that I didn't know. I knew things like shootings without a good enough cause happened but I didn't know about the riots and how people of different race were treated completely differently.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-19

Required Reading

This is a novel full of voice -- in more way than one. It's been years since a book has made me cry or truly taught me something. This book managed both.

Let's stop giving kids 'Romeo and Juliet' and '1982', and give them this. Give them a book that won't just get them thinking, but maybe get them thinking *differently*.

I'm grateful to Angie Thomas, to the perfect narration of Bahni Turpin, and to the most real story I've read in a long time.