As with all book clubs, a great part of the joy of our Imaginary Book Club is reading together and chatting about what we’ve read as a group.
This month, we’re taking on what’s being hailed as one of the best books of the year! Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s debut novel is a fantastic read that we can’t wait to share with y’all. For more info on how our online book club works, and the many ways you can participate, hop over here or sign up to read with us.
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Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban 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. Khalil was unarmed.
Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.