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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.
Ordering today! Looking forward to trying something different.
Starting today! Ordered my book & it was taking FOREVER to come. Turns out, I ordered it from London by accident. Oops! I need to check my order more carefully next time 🙂
Mine hasn’t come in yet either. I put it on hold at the library but it’s a popular one. But I did get started on To Kill a Mockingbird. 🙂
I was about to go in reverse and start on To Kill A Mockingbird, the same day THUG arrived. I’ve never had any issues with Amazon, so I was wondering what the heck was going on, and when I checked my order more carefully, I saw the delivery was from the UK. I don’t know how I managed to do that haha!
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