1. Chapter 1 introduces some of the main characters in the book. Immediately who do you gravitate to and why?
2. The Author, Angie Thomas gives us vivid descriptions that make us feel like we are a part of the story. What is your favorite scene? Did it trigger any memories for you? Could you relate to any of the scenarios?
3. Symbolic references are in all of the chapters so far, for example Starr is wearing a hoodie that is referenced many times, there is a black Jesus hanging up in the house next to a photo of Malcom X. Why do you think the author chose certain symbols or references?
4. Starr feels a lot of emotion before, during and after the shooting of Khalil. Even the day after Starr tries to suppress her emotions, as such a young age why do you think she feels she has to? What emotions did you having reading chapters 1-3?