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Nursing hatred for the father who choked her and damaged her voice as a child, seventeen-year-old Alice writes songs she feels she cannot sing and seeks to reconcile her feelings for herself and her father....

Title : Hate You
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ISBN : 9780440227625
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hate You Reviews

  • Jocelyn Morales
    2019-02-19 16:15

    Alice Silvers is a young girl who loved writing songs and wished she could sing them, but because her dad choked her when she was small she can't. After this incident, her parents divorced and she no longer has a relationship with her dad. Alice grew to hate her father for what he did to her. Her boyfriend is the only one who really supports Alice with her music and tries to help her get over the fact that she can't sing her songs, her mom is not a whole lot of help so she sorta hates her mom too. Throughout the story Alice begins to find some acceptance. Eventually Alice finds her voice and she realizes that she is who she is no matter what she sounds like. I liked the book. It shows how people shouldn't care so much of their flaws and try to embrace the good things about themselves.

  • Zoë
    2019-01-27 21:21

    This was pretty good, especially for a debut novel. The writing was good, simple but smart, I liked some of the symbolism in here, such as with the Curious George art on her bedroom wall. I also liked the songs Alice wrote and the struggle of not having a voice to sing them, while her new friend Rachel had the voice, but was insecure about her looks. I didn’t quite know what had happened to her boyfriend though, and why his hand would shake. I wish in general there had been more to the story, it was a very short book and felt incomplete. I appreciated the conflict between her and her mother, and I truly appreciate that Alice was firm in how it wasn’t about how bad her father felt, it was about how she felt, because he was the one who abused her. Very important thing to remember in these situations.

  • J.M.
    2019-01-22 19:20

    I picked this up on a whim at the Goodwill. Why not, you know? Sounded good enough. It's a young adult novel and a quick read ~ I finished it in one day ~ but it was really refreshing. The author's voice is strong and the characters believable. I particularly liked the songs Alice "wrote" scattered between the chapters.The only problem I had with it at all was at the end. I won't spoil it for you, but something happens that inspires Alice to write a song that I thought was simply amazing. The story could've ended there and it would've been enough. But in the last chapter, the author felt it necessary to explain the imagery in the piece, which I thought was a bit like hitting the reader over the head with it. I mean I have an English degree, I get it.But other than that, I really enjoyed this book. I've always had a soft spot for angsty teen/YA fiction, and this is among the best in that genre.

  • Sasha
    2019-02-18 21:07

    I wouldn't call this a very hard read. It was a very easy read and such a small book that I finished it within the day I bought it. Since the book was small, this post will be short.I don't have much to say about this book it wasn't amazing and wasn't garbage. I was in my fiance's school library and they had a two carts filled with books that said each book is $0.50 or three for $1 and of course I couldn't resist this deal. This book story grab my attention over the other books.While I waited I decided to start this quick read while I waited. I finish this book within an hour (of course I got distracted). I honestly found this book pretty boring. It was about a girl who has hate for her father due to the fact that he choked her and made her life change. She is no longer able to sing with the beauty she wants held.So I will have to read this book a 2.5 out of 5 stars. Just personally did not enjoy reading this book.

  • Rachel Otting
    2019-02-04 18:17

    Alice is a girl who lives with her art director mother. Her boyfriend, Eric, introduces her to his cousin Rachel. Rachel is around 200 lbs but she has a wonderful singing voice and lucky for her, Alice writes songs. We learn that Alice and her mother were both abused by Alice's father, leaving Alice with a squeaky untoned voice. She hates her father and can barely remember him until she gets a call from his girlfriend saying he is dying of cancer. Alice goes and visits him twice. The second time she yelled at him and said he was the reason the way her voice was the way it was. He died a couple of days later. Alice learned to love her singing voice. Her fathers death made her a new person.

  • TheSaint
    2019-02-02 18:09

    You know how some people have really horrible voices, but they get recording contracts anyway? Think Macy Gray, or Tom Waits if your parents are into that sort of thing. The voice that Alice Silvers has is kind of like that. She writes great songs, but because her dad choked her when she was small, she can't sing them; naturally she's quite bitter about the whole thing. Luckily, she has some support from her boyfriend, (her mom's not a whole lot of help) and she discovers that maybe she can learn to live without so much self-loathing.

  • Savannah K
    2019-02-10 18:25

    Hate You was a very good book. It tells of the struggle for one girl to find her voice and to realize that she is who she is no matter what she sounds like. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks that they're abnormal because they're different from everyone else.

  • Kelly Basque
    2019-02-08 20:18

    I picked up this book on a random scan of our Learning Center. It was good! It wasn't the most amazing book I've ever read, and had some parts that started to lose my attention, but it was overall a touching story of tragedy turned inspiration. I would recommend it to my middle school students.

  • Sheryl
    2019-01-29 22:03

    Alice Silvers was injured by her father as a young child; permanently affecting her voice. After this incident, her parents divorced and she no longer has a relationship with him. This is the story of how she finds some acceptance. There were a couple subplots that I wished were more developed.

  • Nyiesha
    2019-02-10 15:09

    very weird book.

  • Stephanie A.
    2019-02-01 19:13

    Interesting premise, but I think the book was too short - I didn't make a deep connection with the main character.

  • i love jerome always and forever
    2019-01-29 22:08

    i am reading this book

  • Holli
    2019-02-08 15:19

    read this book in highschool and still think about it sometimes. it was inspireing.

  • Joy
    2019-02-18 20:09

    You can read my thoughts here.

  • Ruth
    2019-02-09 18:22

    Redemtive and touching.