Chosen by Nina Douglas in The Best We’ve Read in 2017 feature. She said of it, “a YA debut that truly crosses over, and is already mid-production in its film release, slated for 2018. Sadly all too topical, urgent and entirely necessary, Starr’s story is one with no easy answers, and one that works to be funny, sweet and incisive, alongside being gut-punchingly painful to read. The Hate U Give takes the shock, the pain, the outrage, the mechanics of such a case (of police brutality), and weaves them into something that will ensure the reader is keen to listen and learn more; it should be required reading.”
The choice was echoed by Chris Moore, who said, “It offers cut-to-the-bone writing, memorable characterisation and layered storytelling that will touch and affect all that read it.”
The book also appeared on many other Best Books of the Year lists, and is therefore strongly recommended.