The story begins where Starr and her best friend Khalil are at a party. A fight breaks out so they leave.
The conflict occurs when Khalil and Starr were driving home. They get pulled over, and even though he was unarmed and cooperating, he gets shot in the back 3 times.
The rising action occurs when Starr decides to go trial try to get the officer to get charged. She goes to the courthouse and tells her while truth.
The climax occurs when the verdict is called. The officer is not held accountable for murdering Khalil.
Riots break out everywhere, and all hell breaks loose. Even Starr, Chris, Seven, and DeVante join in. Buildings are burning, the police are throwing bombs into the crowds. The families' shop gets burned down during all the chaos.
There is no definitive resolution to The Hate U Give. In the end, there is destruction, fear, and injury. Starr does speak at the protest though. Lots of people come together to help clean up the debris in store. King, the person behind the fire, goes to jail.