Sounds of Silence I felt fit the book because Starr for the majority of the book is dealing with her inner demons that were caused by the shooting. Along with November Rain felt essential as well because it really sets the tone of the book.
What I love about the book is the fact that the books brings a very real problem with American Society specifically. That being police brutality. This is a topic I wish would have to be an issue. The way I see it, people are people. No one is inherently evil because of their race, sexuality or so on. I believe it was Martin Luther King that said “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,”. That still applies today.