Eight Starred Reviews! #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds

"Stunning." —John Green

"This story is necessary. This story is important." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Heartbreakingly topical." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marvel of verisimilitude." —Booklist (starred review)

"A powerful, in-your-face novel." —The Horn Book (starred review)

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Paperback, 448 pages
Published on August 2, 2018 by Walker Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1406387169
ISBN-13: 9781406387162
12 Book Reviews
  • macflowerchild
    macflowerchildover 4 years55 stars
    I absolutely loved this book. The characters were amazing and the story line is very much of our reality right now. I highly recommend!!
    • Lincoln Lionover 4 years
      This book was amazing. I loved it so much. Everyone should read this and it really brings current events to the table. Cannot recommend this book enough!