I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
  • I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
  • I'm Not Dying With You Tonight
ISBN: 1492678899
EAN13: 9781492678892
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 1, 2019
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.062992" H x 8.543307" L x 5.826772" W
Weight: 0.8796444 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The New York Times Bestseller

An absolute page turner, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight is a compelling and powerful novel that is sure to make an impact. --Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

An NACP Image Award Nominee, I'm Not Dying with You Tonight follows two teen girls--one black, one white--who have to confront their own assumptions about racial inequality as they rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has set their city on fire with civil unrest.

Lena has her killer style, her awesome boyfriend, and a plan. She knows she's going to make it big. Campbell, on the other hand, is just trying to keep her head down and get through the year at her new school.

When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together.

They aren't friends. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they're going to survive the night.

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   Reality Meets Fiction
What a beautiful story of two girls -- attending the same school -- never met, but because they met good friends in the crucible of racism.
   awesome book
My granddaughter enjoyed very much this book. She read it actually in less than 2 days.
I found this book to be relatable, honest, and quite moving to what is going on in America today.
   Important perspectives
The blind perspectives gave a more nuanced depiction of the action and highlighted both the girls'dueling spots.
   Good read
It was a powerful novel. A page turner and an interesting way to view things from more than one viewpoint.
   So. Real. So. Timely. This story will stay with you.
I read a book a day, and I am rarely moved to write a review, but this book warrants it. After hearing Ms. Jones's passionate, compelling and heartbreaking interview on social media, I purchased I am not dying with you tonight ''. I bought more of her words so that I wanted to see her book. The story of two high school girls, one white, one black, trying to make their way home through a city in turmoil, drew me immediately and I read it in one sitting. Lena and Campbell are believable teenagers thrown together on a harrowing journey. The development of their relationship, complete with the real blocks, makes them more and more stumbling. Their story will stay with me for a long, long time.
   Important Read for Everyone
At first, I was unsure if I would continue reading it. The pace was picked up and I was hooked. This is one of those books that you devour in a single sitting. I am impressed with the dual POVs and the author's writing styles.
The first 100 pages were so rough to read, I thought it was poorly written, it did not flow and contained unnecessary information that did not add to the story. But I went on because I was bored at work. The plot thickened a bit after that and I was mostly intrigued because I had never heard any stories of someone being involved in a riot when all the hell breaks loose and you don 't want to be there. It was terrifying for these girls and they barely knew each other, but they remained by each other's side, no matter what. In this way, their friendship was powerful. The ending was a little abrupt and left questions unanswered. Did Lena and Campbell continue their friendship or was it just that one night? I wanted to see it beyond. It was not as political as I thought it would be and I would be almost included a little more conversation on police brutality and racism here. Overall, I was disappointed, but I didn 't hate it.
   10 Stars would not be enough praise for this book.
Definitely the best book I have read on race relations. Non-judical : It gives you both sides from the perspective of two teenage girls. Spoiler Alert The two teenagers must work together to survive through a difficult night of shooting, fights, a riot, plunder, and their conflicting views on each other, all while trying to get safe and home. Raw emotions feel viscerally and the reader flies every single one.
I read it first, and it gave me a different perspective on the different views between these two cultures. I enjoyed it, and now my students enjoy it, as it is now part of my library.