Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, 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. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
“It’s so gripping to watch as well as being, in places, just delightfully funny-that you never feel you’re being preached to. It picks you up in one place and sets you down in another.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine