I’m so glad this was my first audiobook of 2020. This book tore me down and put me back together in the best way.
Starr is a teenager going to a private, predominantly white school while still living in the neighborhood she grew up in. Her two worlds never collide until one tragic night that her childhood best friend is killed in front of her by a police officer. Starr is haunted by this, but from it she finds her voice- in front of a grand jury, in front of the news, but also in front of her friends.
Reading this book provides a different perspective to a person who didn’t grow up with any of the fears that Starr describes and goes through in this book. In this world right now, we need more people who try to see the world from different views. I would recommend this book to anyone from any walk of life.
Have you read it? Let me know what you think below!