HOT DAMN THIS BOOK.
T H I S B O O K.
Summary: "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
This is one of those hyped books that IS SO WORTH THE HYPE. Not going to lie, I was a bit intimitated by the hype, cause this could have gone into a terrible direction. But it didn't. I truly loved this book.
The writing is amazing. I seriously love how this story is written, the setting, everything. It deals with a very hot topic and it dealt with it the right way. I loved how exhausting this book was, I loved that I went all the emotions. One minute I was crying my eyes out, the next I couldn't stop laughing.
The characters were amazing, the felt so real. They were flawed and just amazing. I loved Starr's growth throughout the whole book. I just love this girl so damn much. And the whole family dynamic?! Yes please. Seriously, I loved everyone in that family, I loved how they fought, how they got on each others nerves, and how they always had each others backs. I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO DAMN MUCH.
I just now finished this a bit ago and I already want to reread it. The story itself is frustrating, cause once, JUST ONCE, I want and need justice. But the way the story is told, the characters (of course there are a few people that I hate with a burning passion, but still), the family dynamic, the friendships, the community. It's perfect.