The main character, Starr Carter is trying to live in two worlds – her inner-city neighborhood home and the preppy suburban school she attends. But then she witnesses a horrible tragedy – a friend is shot and killed right in front of her by a police offer – and her life is shattered and turned upside down.
Her own strength and the strength of her tough but loving family helps her survive, but Starr feels compelled to speak the truth about what she saw, which puts her own life in danger. The narrator, Bahni Turpin, is perfect and I guarantee you will get pulled into the storyline from page one.
-Anne Strang, Children's Librarian