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1 August 2018

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

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1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

  • Genre: Young Adult
  • Realistic Present-Day, Archplot, Long-Form Drama
  • Word count: 113,815
  • Print Pages: 447
  • Tense: Present
  • POV: First Person Singular (Starr)

  • Publish date: February 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Seller: HarperCollins Publishers
  • NYT best-seller: 73 weeks
  • Units sold: 500,000+
  • Collector's Edition: August 4, 2018
  • Movie Release: October 8, 2018
  • 7 possible Plot Types:
    • Overcoming the Monster
    • Rags to Riches
    • The Quest
    • Voyage and Return
    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
    • Rebirth

  • 4 possible Story Types:
    • Milieu
    • Idea
    • Character
    • Event

Arch Plot Structure

Raw Word Count

Word Cloud

Pacing (words per paragraph)

Percentage of backstory (past tense)

Sentiment Analysis

  • Word

  • Sentence

  • Paragraph

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