While attending a Spring Break party, Starr Carter, runs into her best childhood friend, Khalil. They haven’t seen each other in a while and Starr is happy to catch up with him. They used to be real close but drifted apart once Starr started attending a private school out of their neighborhood.
After a violent incident erupts at the party, Khalil offers to give Starr a ride home, which she accepts. On the way, they get pulled over. A nightmarish scene then plays out in front of Starr’s eyes. Khalil removed from the car and ultimately gunned down in the street by a police officer. Badge number 1-1-5.
The rest of the books follows Starr in the aftermath of this killing; what she goes through, what her family goes through and what her community goes through.
There is nothing that I can write that hasn’t been written before in regards to this book.
It’s so important, so well written and so needed.
I loved it beginning to end.
Believe the hype. If you haven’t picked this up yet, please do.
I’m so glad that I did. As an aside, I listened to the audiobook while following along in my hardcover edition. As I already knew, but maybe you don’t, Bahni Turpin is a goddess. She is such a great narrator, bringing stories to life.
I will definitely be picking up On the Come Up very soon! Thank you for writing this, Angie Thomas.