||Starr is straddling two worlds.
There is the black girl who lives in a poor black
neighborhood with drugs and gang shootings. But during the
day, she attends a fancy private school. When she
attends a party in the hood, things go terribly
wrong. There is a shooting and Starr and her friend
Khalil leave to avoid the hassle. On the way home,
they are stopped by a policeman. Starr remembers the
rules her father told her -- be polite, keep your hands in
sight, don't make any sudden moves. But Khalil makes
the mistake of questioning the police officer. When
Khalil looks back in the car to be sure Starr is OK, he is
shot in the back of the head. Now there are riots
and lawyers and the grand jury. Starr is the only
witness and must come to terms with the fact that what she
says can change the lives of so many people. It
could also end her's.
|SUBJECTS: Police shootings -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.