Quotes from “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

Mon S.
Mon S.has quoted8 months ago
Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right
Kaisa
Kaisahas quotedlast year
And at the end of the day, you don’t kill someone for opening a car door. If you do, you shouldn’t be a cop.
Cøsmic enthusiast
Cøsmic enthusiasthas quoted3 days ago
n’t texted me in two days, Starr,” she says. “Not cool.”

“Oh.” I’ve barely looked at my phone since Khalil got . . . since the incident. “Sorry. I was working at the store. You know how crazy that can get. How was your spring break?”

“Okay, I guess.” She mu
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted3 days ago
He stops wiping his hands, but the knuckles on one of them are still dark.
DeVante squints against the sunlight and looks around like we brought him to another planet. “Damn, Big Mav. Where we at?”
“Where are we?” Uncle Carlos corrects, and offers his hand. “Carlos. You must be DeVante.”
DeVante stares at his hand. No manners at all. “How you know my name?”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted3 days ago
we’ve created.
I blurt out, “Why did you unfollow my Tumblr?”
Hailey turns toward me. “What?”
“You unfollowed my Tumblr. Why?”
She glances at Maya—quickly, but I notice—and goes, “I don’t know what you’re
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted3 days ago
All the shit I did for you,” King says, “and this how you repay me? Where he at, Big Mav?”
“I don’t know.”
“Where he at?” King yells.
“I said I don’t know! He asked
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted4 days ago
We turn onto the street where the courthouse is, and I have one of those weird déjà-vu moments. I’m three, and Uncle Carlos drives Momma, Seven, and me to the courthouse. Momma cries the entire drive, and I wish Daddy were here because he can always get her to stop crying. Seven and I hold Momma’s hands as we walk into a courtroom. Some cops bring Daddy out in an orange jumpsuit. He can’t hug us because he’s handcuffed. I tell him I like his jumpsuit; orange is one of my favorite colors. But he looks at me real seriously, and says, “Don’t you ever wear this, you hear me?”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted4 days ago
The driver opens the door for us. Mr. Silent climbs out first and actually helps me out. Our classmates whoop and cheer and whistle. Chris wraps his arm around my waist, and we smile for pictures like everything’s all good. Chris takes my hand and wordlessly escorts me inside.
Loud music greets us. Chandeliers and flashing party lights light up the ballroom. Some committee decided the theme should be Midnight in Paris, so there’s a huge Eiffel Tower made out of Christmas lights. Looks like just about every junior and senior at Williamson is on the dance floor.
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
a little different, yeah, but if the good outweighs the bad, keep Hailey in your life, baby.”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
relationship is worth salvaging. Make a list of the good stuff, then make a list of the bad stuff. If one outweighs the other, then you know what you gotta do. Trust me, that method hasn’t failed me yet.”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
Yeah, Khalil matters and not the stuff he did, but I can’t lie and say it doesn’t bother me or it’s not disappointing. He knew better.
DeVante says, “Khalil wasn’t a King Lord, Starr.”
“But at the funeral, King put the bandana on him—”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
Daddy strokes his goatee, studying DeVante. “The hard way,” he eventually says. “My daddy was a King Lord. Adonis Carter. A straight up OG.”
“Yo!” DeVante says. “That’s your pops? Big Don?”
“Yep. Biggest drug dealer this city ever seen.”
“Yo! Man, that’s crazy.” DeVante’s seriously fangirling right now. “I heard he had cops working for him and everything. He pulled in big money.”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
ain’t say you needed it. When we get back, we can watch that Harry Potter shit you like so much.”
“Noooooooo.”
“What?” he asks.
“Daddy, you’re the worst person to watch Harry Potter with. The whole time you’re talking about”—I deepen my voice—“‘Why don’t they shoot that nigga Voldemort?’”
“Ay, it don’t make sense that in all them movies and books, nobody thought to
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
the officer who murdered this young man.”
“What?” I say, as
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
is behind me, the only thing between me and the hoop. Let me clarify—my butt is against his crotch, my back against his chest. I’m bumping up against him, trying to figure out how to get the ball in the hole. It sounds way dirtier than it actually is, especially in this position. I understand why Bridgette missed shots though.
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
don’t wanna play either, but for some reason Hailey makes decisions and Maya and I follow along. It’s not like we planned it to be this way. Sometimes the shit just happens, and one day you realize there’s a leader among you and your friends and it’s not you.
“Come on in, ladies.”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted5 days ago
I’m thinking, Oh, so you can drag me to play basketball during one of your feminist rages, but you can’t follow my Tumblr because of Emmett Till? I don’t know why I can’t make myself bring it up. It’s Tumblr.
But then, it’s Tumblr.
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted6 days ago
Black Jesus, watch over my babies today,” he says. “Keep them safe, steer them from wrong, and help them recognize snakes from friends. Give them the wisdom they need to be their own people.
“Help
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted6 days ago
Good-byes hurt the most when the other person’s already gone. I imagine him standing at my window, and I smile for his sake. “After a while, crocodile.”
zraddina
zraddinahas quoted6 days ago
did. Forget everybody else
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