Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018
Winner of the Children's Book of the Year 2018 at the British Book Awards
#1 New York Times bestseller
Now a major motion picture, starring Amandla Stenberg
A Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
"Stunning." - John Green
"A masterpiece."-The Huffington Post
"An essential read for everyone." - Teen Vogue
"Outstanding." - The Guardian
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.
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl's struggle for justice.
"I shouldn't have come to this party."
Angie Thomas is the number-one New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Hate U Give. A former teen rapper, who holds a BFA in creative writing, Angie was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi. You can find her online at www.angiethomas.com or on Twitter: @angiecthomas.More about Angie Thomas