This character is the 16-year-old protagonist of the novel. She witnessed her best friend get caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting six years prior to the start of the novel, leading to the main conflict within the novel's narrative. This character held her best friend in her arms as she died. After the tragic event involving her best friend, this character's mother had insisted that she transfer to a private school in an affluent and mostly white neighborhood called Riverton Hills. Though this character finds ways to be accepted within the community of the private school, she feels caught between two worlds since she and her family still live in the crime-ridden neighborhood in which the protagonists parents grew up. This character has a hobby of collecting rare Nike sneakers and her favorite show is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, since she identifies with Will's need...
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