“What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?”
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
This book is so good and very empowering. Such an emotional rollercoaster ride this book. The story was good and the conection with the characters felt real.
I really liked Starr in the book. I thought she was brave in it. She tries hard keep her life separate from her school life. Once a she watches her friend passed before her eyes, both her worlds collide. Who will stick by Starr side in the end?
The book was so moving and very detailed written. I was glad I finally picked this book up before the movie comes out in Oct. 19. If you have yet read this book, I suggest you do before the movie comes out.
Here is the trailer: