When 16-year-old Starr Carter witnesses her childhood best friend, Khalil, get gunned down in cold blood by a police officer, she is the only witness. He was unarmed, but as the incident becomes news, questions arise: Was he a thug? Was he a drug dealer? Starr must figure out what she should do or say. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an important story and a must read for times we are living in.