Angie Thomas has written a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.

John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

As we continue to fight the battle against police brutality and systemic racism in America, THE HATE U GIVE serves as a much needed literary ramrod. Absolutely riveting!

Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

About the Author

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was having an article about her in Right On! magazine. She holds a BFA in creative writing. The Hate U Give is her first novel.


Though Thomas’s story is heartbreakingly topical, its greatest strength is in its authentic depiction of a teenage girl, her loving family, and her attempts to reconcile what she knows to be true about their lives with the way those lives are depicted—and completely undervalued—by society at large.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

In her debut novel, Angie Thomas creates what might be one of the decade’s most vivid voices in YA fiction. Though the appalling scenario depicted here is sadly familiar, Thomas’s clear and honest writing moves beyond sound bites to represent the real people and communities behind the headlines.

Shelf Awareness (starred review)


Bahni Turpin


11 hours 40 minutes



Publication Date


  • Brave doesn't mean you're not scared. It means you go on even though you're scared.
  • What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?
  • It's dope to be black until it's hard to be black.
  • At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.
  • Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.
Katy Budget Books is proud to partner with to give you a great audiobook experience. Learn More »

Announcing the Membership!

Get your first audiobook for $0.99, and save 30% on all additional audiobooks.

Learn More