The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas won the Boston-Globe Horn Award for Fiction and Poetry. The award will be given on October 6, marking the beginning of a two-day event at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Hate U Give follows Starr who lives in two worlds: that of her privileged fancy prep school in the suburbs and the poor neighborhood where she resides. But the balancing act she’s kept up is shattered when her childhood best friend, Khalil, is shot and killed by a white police officer. Soon after, Khalil’s story becomes a national story and Starr’s the only one who can answer what really happened that night.
The Hate U Give exploded onto the scene in February and spent 13 straight weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Even before its release, the novel generated a lot of buzz – 13 publishing houses bid on Thomas’ novel before it was ultimately bought by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins’. Film rights have already been sold, with Amanda Stenberg to lead the adaptation as Starr.
The Hate U Give is available now.