"A powerful, in-your-face novel." - Horn Book (starred review)
Product Code: 6796
ISBN: 9780062498533
Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published Date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 464
Availability:In stock
Price: $18.99
National Book Award Longlist
Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee (Mystery Writers of America)
Coretta Scott King Honor (Author)
William C. Morris Award
Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

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.

Ages 14+

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8 starred reviews
William C. Morris Award Winner
National Book Award Longlist
Printz Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Honor Book
#1 New York Times Bestseller

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

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

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

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