Common as Uncle Carlos
Anthony Mackie as King
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.
I really like how this subject matter relates to the what is happening now in the world and addressing some of the matters that is dividing our country racially and politically. I think that this novel will relate to not just young Adults but to everyone. I commend Angie Thomas for giving a voice in literary pose about the injustice and the racial divide. I found compassion, community involvement, and hope in this novel, It's a book I would pick-up and read again to remind me of our challenges as a race and community.
I'm looking forward to her next novel "On the Come Up" release date: February 2019.