Sixteen-year-previous Starr Carter strikes between two worlds: the poor neighborhood the place she lives and the flamboyant suburban prep college she attends. The uneasy steadiness between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the deadly taking pictures of her childhood greatest good friend Khalil by the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his loss of life is a nationwide headline. Some are calling him a thug, possibly even a drug vendor and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s title. Some cops and the native drug lord attempt to intimidate Starr and her household. What everybody needs to know is: what actually went down that evening? And the one particular person alive who can reply that’s Starr.
But what Starr does—or doesn’t—say might upend her neighborhood. It might additionally endanger her life.
And do not miss On the Come Up, Angie Thomas’s highly effective comply with-as much as The Hate U Give.