Things are going pretty well until Starr and her friend Khalil are pulled over by a cop one night. The officer forces Khalil out of the car and shoots him when Khalil leans back in to see if Starr is okay. As Starr lays holding her friend whilst he dies, the cop turns his gun on her, threatening her to stay where she is.
This book was almost painful to read because of how emotionally charged it was. But painful in a good way. Painful in an 'oh my fuck we need to change the system' kinda way. And that's why I think we all should read it.