- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:42PM
The novel debuted at the tip of The New Your Times' Young adult bestseller list early last year.
The book is an exposed nerve, tackling issues like police brutality, racial profiling, and the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of a teen girl named Starr Carter.
Now, the first trailer for the anticipated big-screen adaptation is finally here, and it looks just as good!
Her prep school friends, including her caring boyfriend Chris (played by Riverdale's KJ Apa), only see one side of Starr, or Starr 2.0, she's careful not to "give anyone a reason to call her ghetto" when she's at Williamson.
But her double life is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by a white police officer.
Khalil, like so many of the real-life black men who inspired Thomas's tale, was unarmed. In the aftermath of Khalil's tragic death, and facing pressure from her community, it's up to Starr to find her voice and stand up for what's right.
Watch the full video above!