By: Angie Thomas
16-year-old star Carter moves between two worlds, the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy prep school she attends. Her world is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed, which starts controversy that spreads throughout the world about the shooting. Star is the only one who has all the answers but she also does not want to endanger her life. My favorite part of this book would have to be when Star stands up and against the whole world even when there is so much controversy, she rises and she shows that she can help with the investigation.